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Ptolemaeus Arabus et Latinus

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Cracow, Biblioteka Jagiellońska, 805

s. XV1 (except for f. 405-415, from the late-14th c., 1399 for f. 414-415; the MS as a whole is often dated to the 14th c., but wrongly so).

Or.:

University of Cracow. F. 414v-415r are in the hand of Johannes de Saccis of Pavia (d. 1433/1434), who became rector of the University of Cracow in 1425 and dean of the faculty of medicine in 1432/1433. He may be responsible, perhaps together with Andreas Grzymala (see Prov.), for assembling the MS.

Prov.:

Andreas Grzymala of Poznań, student of Johannes de Saccis and professor at the University of Cracow (d. 1466), cf. Iv: ‘Magistri An<dree> Grzimala venalis pro 4 florenis, adminus pro tribus’ and table of contents of the MS in the same hand; Jan Oswiecim, professor of theology at the University of Cracow (d. 1488), who bequeathed the MS to the university, cf. f. Iv: ‘Legatus per magistrum Iohannem de Oszwyaczym, professorem sacre theologie et custodem sancti Floriani pro libraria artistarum maioris domus eorundem’.

Paper, I+486 f. (new foliation in pencil), several contemporary hands, of which one copied f. 335-382 and another f. 392-401. At least one folio is missing after f. 382.

Collection of medical treatises (full description in Kowalczyk), except for f. 335-415, devoted to astrology, medicine and astronomy: Zael, Liber iudiciorum (335ra-358vb: Introductorium, Quinquaginta precepta and De interrogationibus); ‘Incipit abbreviatio eiusdem. Scito quod 12 sunt signa: Aries, Tha<urus>…’ (358vb-360rb); Ptolemaica (360va-360vb); Gentilis de Fulgineo, De venenis et morsu venenosi surdi (360vb-361rb); ‘Incipit anothomia (!) bona et utilis. Testatur Galienus in Tegni…’ (361va-367va); ‘Sequitur de balneis naturalibus…’ (367va-367vb); Petrus Hispanus, Thesaurus pauperum (368ra-371vb); Alcabitius, Introductorius, end gone (372ra-382vb); Hermes, Centiloquium (392ra-393va); Ptolemaica (393va-396va); Bethen, Centiloquium (396va-398rb); Liber de effectibus planetarum ‘Incipit tractatus de planetis. Sapientibus habere fructum planetarum primo oportet scire quis ordo ipsorum sit…’ (398br-400rb); ‘Triplex est regio: celestis, elementaris et humani corporis…’ (400rb-401vb); ‘Celum autem consequentium recte philozophancium… Et sic est finis canonum principalium astrolabii sperici’ (401vb-404vb); geomancy ‘Via significat motum in omni re mendicos et egenos…’ (405r-409v); Johannes de Saccis of Pavia (?), horoscopes of the conception and nativity of Elisabeth Bonifacia, daughter of Queen Jadwiga of Poland, born on 22 June 1399, with notes (414v-415r); syzygy tables for 1379-1380 (415v). Blank: 311-334, 383-391, 410r-414r.

Lit.

G. Rosińska, Scientific Writings and Astronomical Tables in Cracow. A Census of Manuscripts Sources (xivth-xvith Centuries), Wrocław-Warszawa, 1984, 554 (index); M. Markowski, Astronomica et astrologica Cracoviensia ante annum 1550, Firenze, 1990, 299; M. Kowalczyk et al., Catalogus codicum manuscriptorum medii aevi latinorum qui in Bibliotheca Jagellonica Cracoviae asservantur, VI: Numeros continens inde a 772 usque ad 1190, Wrocław, 1996, 178-188; R. Lemay, Le Kitāb at-Tamara (Liber fructus, Centiloquium) d’Abū Ja’far Aḥmad ibn Yūsuf [Ps.-Ptolémée], New York, 1999 [unpublished], I, 238; B. Láng, Unlocked Books. Manuscripts of Learned Magic in the Medieval Libraries of Central Europe, University Park [Pennsylvania], 2008, 252-253 and 322.

360va‑360vb

‘De stellis caudatis [title added in upper margin by another hand]. <D>ixit Ptolomeus quod stelle cum caudis sunt novem — in regibus et divitibus apparebit, nova cenaculum dicitur.’

= Pseudo-Ptolemy, De cometis (B.4). No glosses.

393va‑396va

‘Incipit Centiloquium Ptolomei. (393vb) <D>ixit Ptholomeus: Iam scripsi tibi, Iesure, libros de hoc quod operantur stelle in hoc et sunt… Verbum primum. <S>cientia stellarum et ex te et illis stellis — ex aliqua civitate eiusdem climatis. Explicit Centiloquium Ptolomei.’

= Pseudo-Ptolemy, Centiloquium (tr. Plato of Tivoli) (B.1.2), without the commentary. No glosses.