Ptolemaeus Arabus et Latinus

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Paris, Bibliothèque nationale de France, lat. 16211

s. XIIIex (glosses by another hand mentioning the years 1292 and 1285, f. 1v and 10v) or perhaps XIIIex-XIVin, as suggested by Pedersen.


northern France, MS perhaps copied for Philippe of Dunois (see Prov.).


Philippe, archdeacon of Dunois, who bequeathed the MS to the college of Sorbonne at an unknown date before 1338 (cf. f. Iv: ‘Iste liber est pauperum magistrorum de Sorbona ex legato Phi<lippi> Dunen<sis> archid<iaconus>…’); the MS is glossed by John of Murs.

Parchment, II+111 f., a single neat hand, decorated initials.

Astronomy: table of contents, 14th c. (Iv); table of contents, modern (Iv); canons of Toledan tables (1ra-21vb); added astronomical notes (partly fainted), including a table and the Arabic names of months and signs (IIv); Toledan tables (22r-98r); added note ‘Sinus est duplex, est enim sinus proprie…’ (99r); Pseudo-Thebit Bencora, De motu octave spere (100ra-104ra); Ptolemaica (104rb-108rb); Thebit Bencora, De recta imaginatione spere et circulorum eius diversorum (108rb-110rb); Thebit Bencora (?), De quantitate stellarum et planetarum et proportione terre (110rb-111vb). Blank: Ir, IIr, 98v, 99v.

Bibl. L. Delisle, Le cabinet des manuscrits de la Bibliothèque Nationale, II, Paris, 1874, 170; F. S. Pedersen, The Toledan Tables. A Review of the Manuscripts and the Textual Versions with an Edition, København, 2002, I, 167; L. Miolo, Le fonds scientifique d’un collège de théologie: le cas de la bibliothèque de Sorbonne 1257-1500, PhD dissertation, Université Lumières Lyon 2, 2017, II, 115-120.


‘Incipit liber Thebith Bechorach de hiis que indigent expositione antequam legatur Almagesti. Equator diei est circulus maior qui describitur super duos polos orbis ― aut propinqui oppositioni erunt retrogradi. Expletus est liber Thebith filii Core de hiis que indigent expositione antequam legatur Almagesti.’