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Ptolemaeus Arabus et Latinus

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Paris, Bibliothèque nationale de France, hébr. 1100‎

[Colour scanned images of the body text, covers and binding.‎]

Single work: Judaeo-Arabic.‎ Date:

ff. 1v-65v: 5140 Anno Mundi/1379-80 (colophon); 65v-163v: completed on Monday 4 Sivan 5235/Wednesday 10 May 1475 (colophon).


Calatayud (Spain); copied by Ṭudrūs ibn Mūsha ibn al-Qusṭanṭīnī and his grandson Ṭudrūs ibn Mūsha ibn Ṭudrūs ibn al-Qusṭanṭīnī (colophon).


stamp of the Bibliothecæ Regiæ (IIIr, 163v); three old shelf marks Codex Colbert 2159, Regius 96.3 and Heb. 440 (IIIr).


yellow paper, III+163+IIa ff. (Arabic-European numerals on the upper left recto folios; Book numbers I-XIII written out on the center top recto folios in the scribes’ hands; no catchwords). Two different Sefardi hands. First hand (1v-65v): a cursive Sefardi in light brown; mostly dotted ductus, no shaddas; book titles (I to V) in bold blue or bold red. Second hand (65v-163v): a cursive Sefardi in dark brown; mostly dotted ductus, no shaddas; book titles (VI to XIII) in bold dark brown. In both parts chapter titles in bold brown, chapter numbers indicated with bold abjad notation in the margin. Substantial diagrams and tables, some tables incomplete; diagram lines, labels and abjad notation in the same brown ink as the main text; table headings in purple or red. Manuscript in very good condition. Dimensions: 240×345 mm, written area: 143×225 mm (estimated); 35 lines per page. Covers in brown leather with two rectangular-shaped ornament frames. Type III binding.


astronomy. — Index: a long mathematical proposition in Judaeo-Arabic in two different hands different from the main text (IIIr); Ptolemaica (1v-163v). Blank: I, II, IIIv, Ia, IIa.


Hermann Zotenberg, Catalogues des manuscrits hébreux et samaritains de la Bibliothèque Impériale, Paris: Imprimerie impériale, 1866, pp. 202-203; Paul Kunitzsch, Der Almagest. Die Syntaxis Mathematica des Claudius Ptolemäus in arabisch-lateinischer Überlieferung, Wiesbaden: Harrassowitz, 1974, pp. 45-46, 371 et passim; Paul Kunitzsch, Claudius Ptolemäus. Der Sternkatalog des Almagest. Die arabisch-mittelalterliche Tradition, 3 vols, Wiesbaden: Harrassowitz, 1986–1991, vol. I, pp. 6-8; Bibliothèque nationale de France, ‘Hébreu 1100. Ptolémée. Almageste’, (with scans, consulted on 4 June 2020).


\1v\ ⟨…⟩ جمل ما في المقالة الأولی من کتاب بطلمیوس القلوذي في التعالیم وهو المعروف بکتاب المجسطي أربعة عشر نوعًا. الأولی منها في صدر الکتاب. الثانیة في مراتب أنواع هذه العلم. الثالثة في أنّ السماء کریّة وحرکتها أیضًا کریّة ⟨…⟩ — \163v\ ⟨…⟩ إلی تقویمه وتصحیحه منه وبقدر ما یکون ما دوّنّاه منه نافعة فقط في هذا العلم من غیر أن نلتمس به التکبّر والافتخار فقد یلیق ویحسن أن نجعل هذا آخر الکتاب.

= Ptolemy, al-Majisṭī (tr. Isḥāq b. Ḥunayn/Thābit b. Qurra) (A.1.2), in Judaeo-Arabic. — Title: Kitāb Baṭlamiyūs al-Qalūdhī fī al-taʿālīm, 1v. — Additional titles: Almagestum, pastedown; Kitāb Baṭlamiyūs al-mansūb ilā al-taʿālīm, 1v and in all other book titles; Kitāb al-Majisṭī, 1v and book titles I-V as an addition. — Index: Book I, 1v-11v; Book II, 11v-30v; Book III, 30v-41r; Book IV, 41v-56r; Book V, 56v-70v; Book VI, 70v-84r; Book VII, 84r-96v; Book VIII, 97r-109r; Book IX, 109r-124v; Book X, 124v-132v; Book XI, 132v-144v; Book XII, 145r-153v; Book XIII, 154r-163v. — Dated scribal colophon (163v). Marginal corrections in the same hands as the main text. Minor glosses in a different hand.