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Ptolemaeus Arabus et Latinus

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London, British Library, Additional 16566

s. XVex (computus table for 1476-1495 f. 4r).




British Museum in 1847.

Paper (except f. 1-3, on parchment), 19 f., several hands.

Scientific texts in Italian and in Latin, including Ptolemaica (10ra-10vb) between a text on stones in Italian (5ra-9v) and Pliny’s De presagiis temporum in Italian (11ra-12va).


Catalogue of Additions to the Manuscripts in the British Museum in the Years MDCCCXLVI-MDCCXLVII, London, 1864, 280.


‘Incipiunt imagines Albumasar. <I>magines Albumasar qua omnes orientales operantur et non curant de aliis sed observant ut sit Luna boni aspectus et alii planete dum operantur et provenit ad effectum intendentis. Aries cum eiusdem horiscopo (!). Cum volueris ligare latrones ut non intrent domum, figurabis imaginem viri exere cum ascenderit prima facies Alhamel — Aquarius et eius hor<iscopo>. Edite sunt iste super facies signorum. Unde qui voluerit operari provideat ut operetur illud cum Luna fuerit in ascendente, facie ex signo et accipiat locum fortune. Finis.’

= Pseudo-Ptolemy, De imaginibus super facies signorum (B.14), missing the signs of Aquarius and Pisces. No glosses. The text is followed by eight lines of recipes in Italian ‘Olio de ovi vale chome appare…’.