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Ptolemaeus Arabus et Latinus

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Nürnberg, Stadtbibliothek, Cent. VI 12

s. XV2 (c. 1459).


copied by Regiomontanus in Vienna.


Bernhard Walther; Nürnberg, Ratsbibliothek.

Paper, VIII+120 f., a single hand (Regiomontanus).

Astronomy: Ptolemaica (1r-66v); Pseudo-Thebit Bencora, De motu octave spere, revised version (68r-69v); Alfraganus, De scientia astrorum, tr. Gerard of Cremona (73r-98v). Blank: I-VIII, 67r-67v, 70r-72v, 99r-120v.


E. Zinner, Regiomontanus: His Life and Work, Amsterdam-New York-Oxford-Tokyo, 1990 (tr. from Leben und Wirken des Joh. Müller von Köningsberg, genannt Regiomontanus, Osnabrück, 1968, with supplements), 210 (no. 42); Die Handschriften der Stadtbibliothek Nürnberg, IV: I. Neske, Die lateinischen mittelalterlichen Handschriften. Varia 13.-15. und 16.-18. Jahrhundert, Wiesbaden, 1997, 164-165; H. Zepeda, The First Latin Treatise on Ptolemy’s Astronomy: The Almagesti minor (c. 1200), Turnhout, 2018, 58.


‘Omnium recte philosophantium non solum verisimilibus et credibilibus tenebrarum sic se habent etc. Laus Deo. Qui mihi favisti ceptis imponere finem. Laus et honor tibi sint astrorum eterne revolutor.’

= Almagesti minor (C.1.4). Glosses by Regiomontanus.