Ptolemaeus Arabus et Latinus

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Vienna, Österreichische Nationalbibliothek, 5145

s. XV.

Paper, 95 f., four main hands (f. 1-11, 12-28r, 34-56, 58-94). One or several folia are missing between f. 10-11 and between f. 11-12.

Astronomy and astrology: canons ‘Ad vera loca cuiuslibet planetarum…’, with examples for the year 1343 and the meridian of Erfurt (1r-5v); Pseudo-Messahallah, De compositione astrolabii, use only (5v-10v); Capitula Almansoris, c. 1-18, rest gone (10v); fragment of an astronomical text (11r-11v); comm. on Sacrobosco’s De sphera ‘Felix est civitas illa ubi Persides philosophi fuerunt…’ (12r-28r); ‘Si dyameter terre vis invenire…’, added by another hand (28v); ‘Nota: Tempus coniunctionis et oppositionis vere Solis et Lune…’ (34r-41r); Roger Bacon, Opus maius, excerpt from Book IV ‘De utilitate arismetice potest sumi per infrascripta…’ (41v-47r); Ptolemaica (47r-51v); Thebit Bencora, De recta imaginatione spere et circulorum eius diversorum (51v-54r); Thebit Bencora (?), De quantitate stellarum et planetarum et proportione terre (54r-56v); Cristannus de Prachaticz, Usus astrolabii (58ra-66ra); Cristannus de Prachaticz, Compositio astrolabii (66ra-71rb); astronomical notes, added by two other hands (71v); ‘Quia presens scientia est introductoria ad astronomiam…’ (72ra-94vb); added notes (95r); scattered notes and pen trials in Latin and German by several hands (95v). Blank: 29-33, 57.

Bibl. Tabulae codicum manu scriptorum praeter Graecos et Orientales in Bibliotheca Palatina Vindobonensi asservatorum, IV: Cod. 5001-6500, Wien, 1870, 39.


‘Thebit de hiis que indigent exposicione antequam legatur Almagesti. Equator diei est circulus maior qui dis… (?) super duos polos mundi — propinqui opposicioni Solis erunt tunc retrogradi.’