Ptolemaeus Arabus et Latinus

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Paris, Bibliothèque nationale de France, lat. 7329

s. XIV2 (1378 for f. 52v-54r, cf. f. 54rb: ‘anni domini fuerunt (?) 1378 incompleti’; a date probably roughly valid for the whole MS, cf. the great conjunction of 1365 referred to in the past tense f. 39r and table of eclipses 1340-1386 f. 126r).


probably Italy.


library of the Aragonese kings of Naples, 15th c.; library of the kings of France before c. 1740.

Paper, 139 f., several similar hands.

Astrology, astronomy and philosophy: Guido Bonatti, Liber introductorius ad iudicia stellarum, Books I-IV and X (1r-39r); horoscope of the great conjunction of 1365 (39r); Zael, De electionibus (40ra-45vb); Zael, Introductorium (46ra-49va); Zael, Quinquaginta precepta (49va-50rb); Astronomia Ypocratis (50va-52vb); Messahallah, Epistola de rebus eclipsium (52vb-54rb); five short paragraphs ‘De parte fortune in nativitatibus diurnis…’ (54rb); Ptolemaica (60r-63r); Liber novem iudicum, excerpt ‘Quando graviores sunt aut leviores. Omar. Utrum autem aliquando proferatur…’ (63r-66r); Jafar, Liber imbrium (66v-73v); Hermann of Carinthia, Liber imbrium (73v-75v); ‘De determinatione (?) ducum questionis et rei quesite. Quia ducis indagatio dignior est…’ (78r-84r); Alcabitius, Introductorius, I.1-23 (84v-87r); short philosophical texts (89ra-91rb), including Pseudo-Seneca, De iusticia (89rb-90vb) and Pseudo-Seneca, De moribus (89vb-90vb); ‘Liber iste extractus de libro qui dicitur vasilographi…’ (98r-107r); Thebit Bencora (?), De quantitate stellarum et planetarum et proportione terre (107v-108r); canons of Alfonsine tables, including a few tables (109ra-138v), of which: table of eclipses 1340-1386 (126r); zodiacal chorography ‘Aries: Francia, Florentia, Faventia, Ancona…’ (126v); Alfonsine star catalogue, fragments (135r-135v and 138r-138v). Blank: 39v (except for a short note), 54v-59v, 76r-77r, 87v-88v, 91v-97v, 108v, 109v, 132-134, 139.

Bibl. Catalogus codicum manuscriptorum Bibliothecae Regiae, IV: Cod. Latini 7226-8822, Paris, 1744, 341-342; D. Juste, Catalogus Codicum Astrologorum Latinorum, II: Les manuscrits astrologiques latins conservés à la Bibliothèque nationale de France à Paris, Paris, 2015, 109-110.


‘Dicta Tholomei de eclypsibus de (?) 4 cap<itulo> secundi tractatus Alarbe [title added in upper margin by another hand[. Tractatus de eclipsibus luminarium et significationibus [title in margin by the scribe]. Post hanc predictorum observationem qualiter futura — observatio nuncupari debet.’

= Ptolemy, Quadripartitum (tr. Plato of Tivoli) (A.2.1)

, II.4-10. A few glosses by two or three hands, including the scribe’s.