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Jordanus


Città del Vaticano, Biblioteca Apostolica Vaticana, Vat.lat.4829

Century 15
Precise date 1480
Method of Dating i
Language Italian | Latin
Subject 1 Mathematik
Material chart.
Format 4
Height × width 220 x 150
No. of leaves 167
Numbering ff. mod. 1-167, ant. 2-168
Cover antique vellum cover stamped with papal arms
No. of hands several hands
Printed catalogs Biblioteca Apostolica Vaticana, Sala. Cons. Mss.305 (ET. ROSS A) p.369/370 | Kristeller P. O.: Iter italicum II, S.330 | Van Egmond, W.: Practical Mathematics in the Italian Renaissance, Florenz, 1980, S.227-229;
Publ. descriptions Clagett, M.: in Manuscripta 2, S.148; Clagett, M.: in Manuscripta 3, S.21; Verzeichnis Van Egmond; Clagett, M.: Science of Mechanics, S.397ff. (Teiled.), 404 A.;
Source Biblioteca Apostolica Vaticana, Sala. Cons. Mss.305 (ET. ROSS A) p.369/370 | Katalog Folkerts
Type of source cat. | cat.(ms.)
Work 1Title (ms.) Algorismus in quo plura Geometrica habentur | Quattro chose per ragioniere
Contents Introduction, operations, "consolidare" (f.12v), "chataino" (f.15v), business problems (16v);
Incipit Quattro chose bisogniar <...> quello che vuole essere buono ragioniere, ben m<ultipli>care, be<n dividere>, ben rachorre, e ben trarre. ... | Quattro cose bisognano
Watermarks f.1-8: only roughly similar to Briquet 3373 (1474-83); f.9-23: only roughly similar to Briquet 10625 (1466), 10628 (1495);
Type of writing an irregular, inconstant, current cancellaresca
No. of columns 1 col.
Width of columns approximately 10 cm wide
Lineation with no regular height or lineation
Additional remarks Anonymus
Folio no. 1ff. | 1r-23v
Explicit schonta 200 y per 4 ani 2 mesi 25 di a 15 per 100.
Additional texts f.24r-26v: Miscellaneous notes in several hands, inclusive drafts of letters dated 7 Aug 1478 and 18Dec 1480 (f.24r), multiplication tables (f.24v, 25r, 26v);
Work 2Title (ms.) Parte de Arismetrica
Contents Fractions, "regola del 3" (f.32r), "algebra almachabel" (f.35r), "arte della geometria" (f.51r), business problems (f.62r);
Incipit Ropti./ Li libra del zafferano vale 7/8 di duc. Io voglio comperare 3/4 di libra.
Watermarks huchette , not in Briquet
Type of writing a fairly neat but inconstant corsiva cancellaresca
No. of columns 1 col.
Width of columns using left margin, but not right, top margin approximately 2 cm, but no standard height or bottom margin
Lineation approximately 30 regular lines per 18 cm
Folio no. 27r-82v
Explicit et tanto rame te li converra giongere, et cosi farai simile rasone.
Glosses etc. Notes in later hands at bottom
Math. drawings rough geometrical diagrams on f.49r-61v;
Work 3Title (standard) Mathematical notebook
Contents Rough notes, problems, calculations, some in different hands
Precise date 1477
Method of Dating d
Watermarks like Briquet 3385 (1495)
No. of hands several hands
Type of writing a very irregular corsiva cacellaresca
No. of columns 1 col.
Width of columns no regular margins observed
Folio no. 83r-96v
Additional information f.92v-93r: dated 1477-80, f.93r: dated 18.Nov.1477
Work 4Title (standard) trattato d'abbaco (frag.)
Contents Fractions, business problems
Incipit De multiplicatione ruptorum./ Multiplica 2/3 via 3/4. la prima chosa che hai a ffare ...
Numbering ff. 105-122 orig.: 51-64, 67-70;
Watermarks identical to Briquet 5543 (1488), except ff.100,101, which are similar to Briquet 6629 (1490);
Type of writing a fairly neat corsiva cancellaresca
No. of columns 1 col.
Width of columns 180 x 115 mm
Lineation 30 lines
Folio no. 97r-122v
Explicit et per questo cotale modo fa le simigliante ragione cioe per lo p<..> delle dande.
Work 5Author (ms.) Nicolaus Horem
Author standard Jacobus de Sancto Martino | Nicolaus Oresmius
Title (ms.) De latitudinibus formarum
Title (standard) De Latitudinibus Formarum
Incipit Formarum quia | Formarum quia latitudines multipliciter varianter multiplices ...
Incipit 2 Incipit per utilis tractatus de latitudinibus formarum secundum reverendum doctore magistrum Horem die decima Ianuarii.
Watermarks like Briquet 12203 (1487)
Type of writing an irregular, difficult, current cancellaresca
No. of columns 1 col.
Lineation 30 regularly-spaced lines in 189 mm.
Folio no. 123r-130v | 124-131v | 124-132
Explicit et sic finem habeat tractatus de latitudinibus formarum.
Colophon Tractatus de formarum latitudinibus a venerabili doctor magistro Nicolao Horen editus finit feliciter impressus ac diligenti cara emandatus Padue per magistrum Mattheum Cerdenis de mundis (?) grecum, anno domini 1426 die neno 18 mensie Februarii.
Math. drawings many geometrical diagrams in margins
T & K TK 568.4
Work 6Author (ms.) Blasius de Parma
Author standard Blasius de Parma | Blasius of Parma
Title (ms.) Quaestiones super Tractat. de latitudine formarum | Quaestiones super tractatu de latitudine formarum
Title (standard) De latitudinibus formarum | Questiones super tractatu de latitudinibus formarum
Incipit Primo quaeritur utrum | Primo queritur utrum cuiuslibet forme latitudo sit uniformis vel difformis, ...
Incipit 2 Incipiunt questiones super tractatu de latitudinibus formarum determinate per venerandum doctorem magistrum Blasium de Parma de Pelicano.
Watermarks like Briquet 12203 (1487)
Type of writing an irregular, difficult, current cancellaresca
No. of columns 1 col.
Lineation 30 regularly-spaced lines in 189 mm.
Folio no. 131r-138v | 132-140 | 132r ff.
Explicit et per hoc devenire in cognitionem quadum medii totius latitudinis.
Colophon Explicit questionem super tractatu de latitudinibus formarum magistri Ioannis Horem (sic) determinate per venerandum doctorem <...> magistrum Blasium de Parma de Pelacanis impresse Padue die mense anno superscripsit, in laude dei summa.
Math. drawings many geometrical diagrams in margins
T & K TK 1638.9
Work 7Title (ms.) Regula di allegare | Sequuntur plura spectantia ad Algorismum, seu Arithmeticam
Incipit Una ha comperato grano per soldi 18 el storo | Uno ha comprato grano
Watermarks watermark unidentifiable
Type of writing a fairly neat corsiva cancellaresca
No. of columns 1 col.
Lineation 25 regular lines in 176 mm.
Folio no. 139r-142v | 140-167
Work 8Scribe(s) hand <alpha>
Title (standard) Abbacus fragment
Contents Alligation, interest problems (f.148v)
Incipit L'oro fino sie di 24 charati et non puote piu montare
Precise date 1479 (149v, 150r)
Method of Dating d
Watermarks identical to Briquet 7917 (1479)
No. of hands 3
Type of writing <alpha> a very irregular current cancellaresca, <beta> a very neat current mercantesca formata, <gamma> a fairly neat corsiva mercantesca;
No. of columns 1 col.
Width of columns <alpha> 18 x 10 cm., <beta> 10 cm. wide, <gamma> with no regular margins;
Lineation <alpha> 27lines, <beta> 25 regularly-spaced lines in 18 cm.
Folio no. 143r-150v, 157r-158r
Work 9Scribe(s) <beta>
Title (standard) Four problems
Watermarks identical to Briquet 7917 (1479)
No. of hands 3
Type of writing <alpha> a very irregular current cancellaresca, <beta> a very neat current mercantesca formata, <gamma> a fairly neat corsiva mercantesca;
No. of columns 1 col.
Width of columns <alpha> 18 x 10 cm., <beta> 10 cm. wide, <gamma> with no regular margins;
Lineation <alpha> 27lines, <beta> 25 regularly-spaced lines in 18 cm.
Folio no. 158v, 159r, 160r
Scribbles f.159v, 160v-162v: Miscellaneous notes and scribbles
Work 10Scribe(s) <gamma>
Title (standard) Miscellaneous problems
Watermarks identical to Briquet 7917 (1479)
No. of hands 3
Type of writing <alpha> a very irregular current cancellaresca, <beta> a very neat current mercantesca formata, <gamma> a fairly neat corsiva mercantesca;
No. of columns 1 col.
Width of columns <alpha> 18 x 10 cm., <beta> 10 cm. wide, <gamma> with no regular margins;
Lineation <alpha> 27lines, <beta> 25 regularly-spaced lines in 18 cm.
Folio no. 163r-164r
Work 11Scribe(s) <alpha>
Title (standard) Miscellaneous exchange problems
Incipit Quando tu entrerrai inn una terra per chonperare chanbiora sichome argiento a bbiglione ...
Watermarks identical to Briquet 7917 (1479)
No. of hands 3
Type of writing <alpha> a very irregular current cancellaresca, <beta> a very neat current mercantesca formata, <gamma> a fairly neat corsiva mercantesca;
No. of columns 1 col.
Width of columns <alpha> 18 x 10 cm., <beta> 10 cm. wide, <gamma> with no regular margins;
Lineation <alpha> 27lines, <beta> 25 regularly-spaced lines in 18 cm.
Folio no. 164v-166v
Scribbles f.167r-v: miscellaneous notes and calculations
Work 12Title (standard) Abbacus (frag.)
Contents Fractions, radicals (f.154r);
Incipit ... multiplica 5 via 13 fa 60, poy multiplica 2 via 60 fa 120.
Language Latin
Watermarks monts not in Briquet
Type of writing a neat gothic cursive
No. of columns 1 col.
Width of columns lead-ruled 156 x 100 mm.
Lineation 42 lines
Initials etc. initials and beginning words in red
Publ. descriptions Boncompagni, Intorno 394;
Folio no. 151r-156v
Explicit in isto enim continentur omnes ille partes que sunt ab uno in decem.