Ptolemaeus Arabus et Latinus

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Vatican, Biblioteca Apostolica Vaticana, Vat. lat. 11573

s. XV2.


Adoardo Gualando, bishop of Cesena (1557-1588), died in Rome in 1597 (cf. f. 1r: ‘Adouardi Gualandi Pisani’); Johannes Baptista Coccini (d. 1641), who gave the MS to the Collegio Romano in Rome.

Paper, 156 f., a single hand, reserved initials.

Ptolemaica (single text). Blank: 157.


J. Ruysschaert, Codices Vaticani Latini. Codices 11414-11709, Vaticano, 1959, 323-324.


‘<A>dmiranti michi sepe numero vel potius graviter inique serenti tam ratione (corr. in ‘raros’ in the margin) esse etate nostra optimarum… (2v) Prefatio. <R>ecte profecto meo iudicio nobiliores philosophi, o Sire, distinxerunt inter theoricam philosophie et practicam partem — (155r) quod postremo hoc in theoreumate explorare et cepto labori modum statuerit decrevimus. Amen. (155v) Finis Epithomatis Ioannis de Monte Regio in Almagestum Ptholomei.’

= Johannes Regiomontanus, Epitome Almagesti (C.1.21). Preface, 1r-2v; I, 2v-15r; II, 15r-27r; III, 27r-41r; IV, 41r-50v; V, 50v-67r; VI, 67r-81v; VII, 81v-87v; VIII, 88r-96r; IX, 96v-109v; X, 109v-121v; XI, 121v-132v; XII, 132v-140r; XIII, 140v-155v. Corrections by the scribe and substantial glosses by at least three contemporary or somewhat later hands.