PAL

Ptolemaeus Arabus et Latinus

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Florence, Biblioteca Medicea Laurenziana, Plut. 30.29

s. XIII2, probably between 1250-1275 (Stefan Georges, private communication).

Or.:

Paris. This MS may derive from Richard of Fournival or his circle (cf. f. 52va-53ra and 74rb-79vb, also Bohak/Burnett).

Parchment, I+87 f. (new pencil foliation, lower right corner), a single neat hand, decorated initials.

Geomancy, astrology, alchemy and magic: table of contents, early modern (Iv); Estimaverunt Indi… (1ra-25vb); Alchandreana (26ra-32ra); ‘Cupientibus fructum planetarum primum scire oportet quis sit…’ (32rb-32vb); Aomar, De nativitatibus (33ra-43va); Albumasar, Flores (43va-51rb); Messahallah, Liber interpretationum (51rb-52va); Richard of Fournival, De arte alchemica, excerpt (52va-53ra); Zael, Liber iudiciorum (53ra-57va, De electionibus and excerpts from De interrogationibus); lunarium ‘Luna prima longam infirmitatem pacietur…’ (57va-57vb); lunarium ‘… (?) est dies omnibus rebus agendis utilis…’, incomplete (57vb); Pseudo-Aristotle, Epistola de conservanda sanitate ad Alexandrum (58ra-59va); Thebit Bencora, De imaginibus (60ra-61va); Ptolemaica (61va-63ra and 63ra-63rb); alchemical texts (64ra-79vb), including Richard of Fournival, De arte alchemica (74rb-79vb); Pseudo-Albertus Magnus, Speculum astronomie (80ra-85rb); Pseudo-Aristotle, Ars notoria (85rb-86vb). Blank: Ir, 63v, 87r-87v (except for a few notes).

Bibl.

A. M. Bandini, Catalogus Codicum Latinorum Bibliothecae Mediceae Laurentianae, II, Firenze, 1775, 84-86; P. Zambelli, S. Caroti, M. Pereira, S. Zamponi, Alberto magno: Speculum astronomiae, Pisa, 1977, 130-132; D. Pingree, ‘The Diffusion of Arabic Magical Texts in Western Europe’, in La diffusione delle scienze islamiche nel Medio Evo Europeo (Roma, 2-4 ottobre 1984), Roma, 1987, 57-102: 86-87; A. Paravicini Bagliani, Le Speculum Astronomiae, une énigme? Enquête sur les manuscrits, Turnhout, 2001, 22-23; D. Juste, Les Alchandreana primitifs. Étude sur les plus anciens traités astrologiques latins d’origine arabe (xe siècle), Leiden-Boston, 2007, 309-313; G. Bohak, C. Burnett, Thābit ibn Qurra On Talismans and Ps.-Ptolemy On Images 1-9, Together with the Liber prestigiorum Thebidis of Adelard of Bath, Firenze, 2021, 87-88.

61va‑63ra

‘Liber Ptholomei de ymaginibus super facies signorum. Opus ymaginum Ptho<lomei> et est omnibus modis proprior et veracior in probatione quoniam eius effectus super facies signorum 12. Dixit Alburabeth Becifeliz quod omnes orientales operabantur per has ymagines — et impetrabit a Deo quod animus tuus desiderat. Explicit liber Ptholomei de ymaginibus super facies signorum.’

= Pseudo-Ptolemy, De imaginibus super facies signorum (B.14). No glosses.

63ra‑63rb

‘Incipit Ptholomeus de cometis. Ptholomeus in hoc libro tricas et tricarum nomina posuit… Stelle cum caudis sunt 9 — in regibus et divitibus apparebit cenacl… (?). Explicit.’

= Pseudo-Ptolemy, De cometis (B.4). No glosses.