Ptolemaeus Arabus et Latinus

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Venice, Biblioteca Nazionale Marciana, lat. VIII.69 (3349)

s. XV2 (1488 for f. 217-246).


probably northern Italy. F. 217-246 were copied by a Nicolaus Finus de Concordea in 1488, cf. f. 245v: ‘Explicit expositio planetarum secundum Tadeum de Parma scripta per Nicolaum Finum de Concordea anno domini 1488, 24 die mensis Ianuarii’.


Venice, Capuchin church (cf. added note f. 1r: ‘Loci Venetiarum Capuccinorum’ and ex-libris f. Ir).

Paper, I+248 f., two hands (f. 1r-216v and 217r-246v).

Astrology and astronomy: table of contents, added (Ir); Bartholomeus Anglicus, De proprietatibus rerum, excerpts from Book VIII on astrology (1r-11r); Thebit Bencora, De recta imaginatione spere et circulorum eius diversorum (11r-14v); Ptolemaica (14v-21v); Pseudo-Thebit Bencora, De motu octave spere (22r-26r); Campanus of Novara, De sphera (27r-64v); Campanus de Novare, Theorica planetarum (67r-169v); Blasius of Parma, Demonstrationes in theorica planetarum (175r-216v); Thaddeus of Parma, Expositio super theorica planetarum (217r-245v); ‘Incipit tractatus de compositione chilindri et consequenter de usu eius. In consideratione chilindri duo considerantur…’ (245v-246v). Blank: Iv, 26v, 65-66, 170-174, 247-248.

Bibl. J. Valentinelli, Bibliotheca manuscripta ad S. Marci Venetiarum. Codices MSS. Latini, IV, Venezia, 1871, 262-263 (XI.86); L. Thorndike, ‘Notes upon Some Medieval Astronomical, Astrological and Mathematical Manuscripts at Florence, Milan, Bologna and Venice’, Isis 50 (1959), 33-50: 46-48; F. S. Benjamin, G. J. Toomer, Campanus of Novara and Medieval Planetary Theory, Theorica planetarum, Madison-London, 1971, 77; P. O. Kristeller, Iter Italicum, II, London-Leiden, 1977, 228.


‘Thebit in expositione Almagesti. Equator diei est circulus maior qui describitur super duos polos orbis ― aut propinqui oppositioni Solis erunt retrogradi. Finis libri Thebith filii Chorae.’