Ptolemaeus Arabus et Latinus

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Florence, Biblioteca Nazionale Centrale, Conv. Soppr. J.IX.39 (San Marco 348)

s. XIIex-XIIIin.


Coluccio Salutati (1331-1406); Niccolò Niccoli (1364-1437), who bequeathed the MS to the convent San Marco in Florence.

Parchment, I+40 f., two hands (I: f. 1-32; II: f. 33-40), painted intial f. 1r, representation of Ptolemy (?) f. 13r, decorated initials.

Scientific and philosophical texts: table of contents, contemporary (Iv); Asclepius (1r-12r); Ptolemaica (13r-32r); names and symbols of the planets and lunar nodes (32v); Apuleius, De deo Socratis (33r-40v). Blank: Ir, 12v.


Inventario dei MSS dei Conventi Soppressi (handwritten inventory), 37; A. A. Björnbo, Die mathematischen S. Marcohandschriften in Florenz. Nuova edizione a cura di Gian Carlo Garfagnini con una premessa di Eugenio Garin, Pisa, 1976, 92-93 and 141; P. O. Kristeller, Iter Italicum, V, London-Leiden, 1990, 590; D. Pingree, Preceptum canonis Ptolomei, Louvain-la-Neuve, 1997, 13-14.


‘Canones Pholomei (!). Intellectus climatum poli sepissime requires si inveneris platos civitatis — (25v) requires superiorem et inferiorem et addes aut deduces. Qua Sol detrahes centro Lune — et superaddis, et si Luna plures partes habuerit’ (followed by the tables f. 26r-32r).

= Ptolemy, Preceptum canonis Ptolomei (tr. before c. 1000) (A.7.1). No glosses.