Ptolemaeus Arabus et Latinus

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Cairo, Dār al-kutub, hayʾa Ṭalʿat 51

[Black and white microfilm scans of the body text, without cover or binding.]

Single work: Arabic. Date:

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


Turkey according to King, which would be compatible with the origin of the manuscript mīqāt Ṭalʿat 240.


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


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


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


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 الطوسي — \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, tr. Rukn al-Dīn al-Jurjānī) (C.3.1327). — Title: Kalimāt Kitāb al-Thamara wa-tafsīru-hā (explicit, 40v). — Index: commentator’s preface, 1v; Pseudo-Ptolemy’s preface, 1v; 102 verba intertwined with al-Ṭūsī’s commentary, 1v-40v. — Undated scribal colophon. Some corrections and glosses.