Ptolemaeus Arabus et Latinus

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San Marino (Ca), Henry E. Huntington Library, HM 65

s. XIIIex (1279, cf. f. 184r: ‘Finit dictio undecima Almagesti Ptolomei Pheludiensis anno domini millesimo ducentesimo septuagesimo nono…’).


France (‘southern France’ acc. Dutschke; Parisian decoration acc. Stefan Georges, private communication).


Pier Leoni (d. 1492), physician to Lorenzo de’ Medici; probably the Jesuit College in Rome; Wilfrid M. Voynich (1865-1930); Frank W. Gunsaulus (1856-1921); Henry E. Huntington.

Parchment, 271 f., a single neat hand, painted initials f. 1r and at the beginning of each book of the Almagest, numerous decorated initials.

Ptolemaica (single text). Blank: 271.

Bibl. S. De Ricci, Census of Medieval and Renaissance Manuscripts in the United States and Canada, I, New York, 1935, 49; P. Kunitzsch, Der Sternkatalog des Almagest. Die arabisch-mittelalterliche Tradition, II, Wiesbaden, 1990, 13-14; C. W. Dutschke, Guide to Medieval and Renaissance Manuscripts in the Huntington Library, I, San Marino, 1989, 139-140.


‘Quidam princeps nomine Albuguafe in libro suo quem scienciarum electionem et verborum nominavit… (2r) Capitulum primum. Bonum scire fuit quod sapientibus non deviantibus visum est — (218v) abbreviationem, arrogantiam et collaudationem, tunc iam sequitur et honestum est ut ponamus hic finem libro. Explicit Almagesti. Tabule primi libri’ (followed by tables f. 219r-270v).

= Ptolemy, Almagesti (tr. Gerard of Cremona) (A.1.2)

, Class A. Preface, 1r-2r; Book I, 2r-17v; II, 17v-37r; III, 37r-53r; IV, 53r-70v; V, 70v-94r; VI, 94r-112r; VII, 112r-122r; VIII, 122r-130r; IX, 130r-146r; X, 146r-163r; XI, 163r-184r; XII, 184r-201r; XIII, 201r-218v. The tables, missing in the text, are supplied at the end, f. 219r-270v, including the star catalogue f. 241r-258r. A few marginal notes by the scribe and by a later hand.