Ptolemaeus Arabus et Latinus

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Nürnberg, Stadtbibliothek, Cent. V 62

s. XV2 (c. 1460).


probably Vienna.


Regiomontanus, who annotated the MS; Nürnberg, Ratsbibliothek.

Paper, 263 f., a single neat hand.

Ptolemaica (single text). Blank: 1-5, 261v-263v.

Bibl. P. O. Kristeller, Iter Italicum, III, London-Leiden, 1983, 663; J. Monfasani, Collectanea Trapezuntiana: Texts, Documents, and Bibliographies of George of Trebizond, Binghamton (NY), 1984, 37; E. Zinner, Regiomontanus: His Life and Work, Amsterdam-New York-Oxford-Tokyo, 1990 (tr. from Leben und Wirken des Joh. Müller von Königsberg, genannt Regiomontanus, Osnabrück, 1968, with supplements), 206-207 (no. 37); Die Handschriften der Stadtbibliothek Nürnberg, IV: I. Neske, Die lateinischen mittelalterlichen Handschriften. Varia 13.-15. und 16.-18. Jahrhundert, Wiesbaden, 1997, 98-99.


‘Magne compositionis Claudii Ptolemei libri a Georgio Trapezuntio traducti incipiunt feliciter. Prefatio autoris. Capitulum primum. <P>eroptime mihi videtur, o Syre, qui bene phylosophati sunt, speculativam phylosophie partem ab activa separasse. Nam etsi active accidat parti idoneum hic modum ac finem hec est compositio consecuta.’

= Ptolemy, Almagesti (tr. George of Trebizond) (A.1.4)

. Book I, 6r-22v; II, 22v-49r; III, 49r-65r; IV, 65r-85r; V, 85r-109r; VI, 109r-132v; VII, 133r-149r; VIII, 149r-165v; IX, 165v-187r; X, 187r-202v; XI, 202v-222v; XII, 222v-239v; XIII, 240r-261r. Glosses by the scribe and by Regiomontanus. Marginal note in Greek f. 28v.