PAL

Ptolemaeus Arabus et Latinus

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Munich, Bayerische Staatsbibliothek, Clm 458

s. XV.

Or.:

Hartmann Schedel, who copied part of the MS.

Prov.:

Munich, library of the dukes of Bavaria.

Paper, 153 f., two hands: I (Hartmann Schedel): f. 1-37 and 140-141; II: f. 38-139 and 142-153.

Astrology and geomancy: Alchandreana (1r-36r); notes of geomancy ‘Notandum quod aliqui operantes in geomancia…’ (37r-37v); ‘Incipit methodus universalis archani sublimis et magni Dei ad sciendum verum et certum iudicium secundum scientiam geomancie…’ (38r-96v); Albumasar (?), Liber similitudinum (97r-103v); ‘Solis hora mala et dura ad omnia semper videtur…’ (103v-104r), ‘Triste, Satur, claustrum Iovis…’ (104v-105r); Ptolemaica (105r-116r); ‘Dies dominica dies Solis dicitur. Solis dies. Hora eius cum fuerit nocturna sive diurna…’ (116r-116v); zodiologium ‘In hys signis tropicis, videlicet Aries, Cancer, Libra, Capricornus…’ (116v); ‘Si videris et inveneris lapidem bonum habet…’ (117r); notes and tables of geomancy (117v-118v); Hermes/Enoch, Liber imaginum signorum (118v-121v); ‘Duplex est coniunctio planetarum scilicet superior et inferior…’ (121v-137v); compilation partly based on Pseudo-Ptolemy’s Iudicia ‘Post planetarum tractatum de Capite et Cauda Draconis…’ (137v-139v); geomantic figures (140r-141r); Si quis per artem geomanticam… (142r-153r). Blank: 36v, 141v, 153v.

Note

This MS is closely related in content to Paris, BnF, lat. 7457.

Bibl.

C. Halm, G. Laubmann, Catalogus Codicum Latinorum Bibliothecae Regiae Monacensis, I.1: Clm 1-2329, München, 1868, 126-127; D. Juste, Les Alchandreana primitifs. Étude sur les plus anciens traités astrologiques latins d’origine arabe (xe siècle), Leiden-Boston, 2007, 339-340; D. Juste, Catalogus Codicum Astrologorum Latinorum, I: Les manuscrits astrologiques latins conservés à la Bayerische Staatsbibliothek de Munich, Paris, 2011, 70-71.

105r–⁠116r

‘Per hoc opus possunt cognosci — et alie sunt fallaces. Explicit novus modus geomantie qui intitulatur Archanum magis (!) Dei.’

= Pseudo-Ptolemy, Archanum magni Dei de reductione geomancie (B.17). No glosses.