Ptolemaeus Arabus et Latinus

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Cairo, Dār al-kutub, hayʾa Ṭalʿat 51

[Black-and-white microfilm scans of the textblock.]
Single work: Arabic. Date:

unknown; c. 1150/1750 (King), and surely before 1303/1885-6, when MS Cairo, Dār al-kutub, mīqāt Ṭalʿat 240 was copied from the present manuscript.


Turkey (King); unknown scribe.


old shelfmarks: ‘5006’, ‘1029’ changed to ‘1027’ (inner cover), ‘hayʾa 3084’ (Ir).

Cod.: paper, I+40 ff. (foliated at the centre top of rectos; catchwords). A single black naskh hand with light nastaʿlīq influence; fully dotted ductus with a few maddas. Different ink (most likely red) for titles and the overlining of Pseudo-Ptolemy’s verba (numbered in abjad notation in the margins). Codex apparently in good condition. Dimensions: 20×14 cm; 21 lines per page.

Cont.: astrology. — Index: a long note on an unrelated topic (Ir); a religious formula (Iv); Ptolemaica (1v–40v).

Bibl.: David A. King, Fihris al-makhṭūṭāt al-ʿilmiyya al-maḥfūẓa bi-Dār al-Kutub al-Miṣriyya, 2 vols, Cairo: General Egyptian Book Organisation, 1981–1986, vol. I, p. 532 (no. 51); vol. II, p. 655 (no. 5.1.3).


\1v\ وبعد فيقول مولانا المعظّم وسيّدنا الأعظم علّامة العرب والعجم سلطان المحقّقين أفضل المتأخّرين نصير الدين برهان الإسلام والمسلمين محمّد بن محمّد الطوسيّ — \40v\ وإن لم يسر فإّن الخارجيّ من حظيرة الإقليم يعني من وسط الإقليم. فهذه تمام كلمات كتاب الثمرة وتفسيرها.

= Naṣīr al-Dīn al-Ṭūsī, Tafsīr Kitāb al-Thamara (Arabic–Arabic version) (C.3.5)

. — Title: Kitāb al-Thamara fī l-aḥkām (1v). — Additional title: Kalimāt Kitāb al-Thamara wa-tafsīru-hā (40v). — Index: dedicatory preface, 1v; Pseudo-Ptolemy’s introduction, 1v; 102 verba intertwined with the commentary, 1v–40v. — Commentator's colophon; no scribal colophon. Some corrections and glosses.