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Ptolemaeus Arabus et Latinus

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Cracow, Biblioteka Jagiellońska, 592

s. XVex.


probably Italy.


Martinus Biem de Olkusz, who annotated the MS.

Paper, 150 f., a single neat hand.

Ptolemaica (single text).


J. Monfasani, Collectanea Trapezuntiana: Texts, Documents, and Bibliographies of George of Trebizond, Binghamton (NY), 1984, 22; G. Rosińska, Scientific Writings and Astronomical Tables in Cracow. A Census of Manuscripts Sources (xivth-xvith Centuries), Wrocław-Warszawa, 1984, 553 (index); M. Kowalczyk et al., Catalogus codicum manuscriptorum medii aevi latinorum qui in Bibliotheca Jagellonica Cracoviae asservantur, IV: Numeros continens inde a 564 usque ad 667, Wrocław, 1988, 143-144.


‘Magne compositionis Ptolomei libri a Georgio Trapestio (!) traducti incipiunt foeliciter. Prefatio auctoris. Capitulum primum. <P>eroptime mihi videntur, o Syre, qui bene philosophati sunt, speculativam philosophie partem ab activa seperasse (!) hanc quoque spheram non erraticam vocari. Invenimus enim ita se utrumque istorum habere ex apparentibus, quae tanto tempore…’

= Ptolemy, Almagesti (tr. George of Trebizond) (A.1.4). Abrupt end in VII.1 at the bottom of f. 150v. Book I, 1r-20v; II, 21r-50v; III, 51r-71r; IV, 71r-94r; V, 94r-123v; VI, 123v-150v; VII, 150v. No glosses, except for interlinear and marginal notes by Martinus Biem de Olkusz f. 8v-8v.