Ptolemaeus Arabus et Latinus

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Cracow, Biblioteka Jagiellońska, 580

s. XV2 (c. 1450-1465).


northern Italy.


Martinus Bylica de Olkusz (cf. f. 1r: ‘Liber Martini de Ilkus, plebani Budensis et custodis Kelcensis’), who annotated and corrected the text on f. 1v, 2r, 3r, 13r and 14r-23r. The MS was perhaps aimed for Rodrigo Borgia (future Alexander VI).

Paper, 189 f., two very neat hands (I: f. 1-91 and 120-188; II: f. 92-103), MS richly decorated with painted initials at the beginning of each book of the Mathesis.

Astrology: Firmicus Maternus, Mathesis (1r-187v); Ptolemaica (187v-188v). Blank: 189.

Bibl. W. Wisłocki, Katalog rękopisόw Biblijoteki Uniwersytetu Jagiellońskiego, I, Krakόw, 1877, 183-184; G. Rosińska, Scientific Writings and Astronomical Tables in Cracow. A Census of Manuscript Sources (xivth-xvith Centuries), Wrocław-Warszawa, 1984, 553 (index); M. Kowalczyk et al., Catalogus codicum manuscriptorum medii aevi latinorum qui in Bibliotheca Jagellonica Cracoviae asservantur, IV: Numeros continens inde a 564 usque ad 667, Wrocław, 1988, 86-87; M. Rinaldi, ‘Sic itur ad astra’. Giovanni Pontano e la sua opera astrologica nel quadro della tradizione manoscritta della Mathesis di Giulio Firmico Materno, Napoli, 2002, 238.


‘<Q>uoniam in primo libro partium terminos et loca posuimus, iudicia sub earundem demonstratione curavimus. Pars fortune et eius dominus corpus et que ad corpus attinent — participio erit assumenda. Pars item peccunie…’

= Pseudo-Ptolemy, Liber de iudiciis partium (B.8)

, breaks off mid-sentence in the chapter dealing with the part of the second house. No glosses.