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Ptolemaeus Arabus et Latinus

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Basel, Henricus Petrus, 1566

Title page:

‘Ioannis Ioviani Pontani De rebus coeslestibus libri XIIII. Tomus tertius. Eiusdem De Luna fragmentum. Item commentariorum in Centum Claudii Ptolemaei sententias libri duo. Basileae.’

Giovanni Pontano’s complete works, vol. III: De rebus coelestibus (1963-2591); De Luna fragmentum (2592-2596); Petrus Summontius, letter to the reader (2596-2597); other letters (2597-2599); Ptolemaica (2601-2878).

Lit.

VD16 P 4197

Exemplar

Halle, Universitäts- und Landesbibliothek Sachsen-Anhalt, Af 4898 (3)

2601‑2878

‘Ioannis Ioviani Pontani commentationum in centum Claudii Ptolemaei sententias ad Federicum Urbini ducem liber I. Tametsi publicarum rerum administratio, bellique gerendi cura deterrere me iure possunt, Federice dux fortissime… (2603) I. Ptolemaeus. A te et a scientia, fieri enim nequit ut qui sciens est particulares rerum formas pronunciet… Pontanus. Nec medici, nec moralis philosophi sola est cognitio, sed quaedam etiam operatio — tum stellarum radii vel trahentes eas, vel impellentes pro qualitate aspectus et virium efficatia. Commentariorum Ioan<nis> Pontani in centum Ptolemaei sententias finis.’