Ptolemaeus Arabus et Latinus

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Work C.2.39

Notabilia collecta ex Cardano in Quadripartitum Ptolemaei

Reading notes, with comments and additional material, from Cardano’s In Ptolemaei librorum de iudiciis astrorum commentaria (C.2.24). The author used Cardano’s edition of 1554, as evidenced by the numerous references by page number. The unique manuscript, without a doubt the author’s copy, dates from the first half of the seventeenth century (the novae of 1572 and 1604 are mentioned f. 39r). The handwriting is difficult to read, the organisation of the material is rather chaotic (see MS entry) and the notes seem incomplete, leaving Book IV untouched. The current work title has been adapted from the various titles found on f. 1r, 16r and 50r.

Text ‘(Paris, BnF, lat. 7305A) Discerpta (?) ex Cardano in sententiis (?) in Ptolemaeum. Luna in tertia … (?) et Saturnus in sexta in Libra… (16r) Collecta ex secundo libro Ptolemaei et ex Cardani libro… (50r) Notabilia collecta ex libro tertio Quadripartiti Tolomei. Nota primum quod Cardanus in praefatione in eum librum observat Ptolomeum non esse auctorem Centiloquii…’

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