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Ptolemaeus Arabus et Latinus

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Paris, Guillaume Cavellat, 1560

Title page:

‘Ptolemaei Mathematicae constructionis Liber primus. Additae explicationes aliquot locorum ab Erasmo Rheinholt Salvendensi. Lutetiae, apud Gulielmum Cavellat, in pingui Gallica, ex adverso collegii Cameracensis, 1560.’

Philipp Melanchthon, Greek verses ([ai]v); Erasmus Rheinhold, dedicatory letter to Christoph von Karlowitz (aiir-[aviii]v); Ptolemaica (1r-76v).




Munich, Bayerische Staatsbibliothek, 3080-1/2


‘Ptolemaei Mathematicae constructionis liber primus. Optime mihi videntur hi, qui dextre philosophati sunt, separasse speculativam philosophiae partem ab activa — in qua aequinoctialis nusquam ad horizontem inclinat. Finis.’