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Ptolemaeus Arabus et Latinus

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Istanbul, Süleymaniye Kütüphanesi, Carullah 1499

[Colour scanned images of the body text, without covers or binding.]

A collection of two works: Arabic. Date:

first work completed on 28 Dhū l-qaʿda 677/12 April 1279 (11r); second work completed on 30 Ramaḍān 677/14 February 1279 (81r).

Or.:

Cairo (81r); unknown scribe.

Prov.:

seal of the Carullah collection (2r).

Cod.:

paper, I+82+Ia ff. (foliated with Hindu-Arabic numerals; a non-foliated pasted leaf (56bis); few quire signatures; catchwords). A single clear naskh hand with western elements, except for the pasted folio 56bisr in a different naskh hand; headings in red; new sections indicated with rubrics. Fully dotted ductus; frequent vowels, occasional shaddas and no hamzas. Overlined abjad notation. Substantial diagrams in black with abjad notation in red and labels in black or red; no tables. Dimensions: 180×120 mm; 17 lines per page. Moisture stains; substantially worm-eaten; the inner bottom corners are badly damaged affecting the eight six bottom lines of ff. 1r-10v; some restorations.

Cont.:

astronomy and mathematics. — Index: an acephalous Kitāb fī l-Ḥayʾa al-mushtamal ʿalā maqālatayn by an anonymous author (1r-11r); Ptolemaica (11v-81r); Tajrīd uṣūl tarkīb al-juyūb by al-Battānī (edited and translated in Mohammad Bagheri, ‘Battâni’s Version of Trigonometric Formulas’, Taḥqīqāt-i Islāmī 7 (1992), pp. 169–176)  (81v). Blank: Iv, 56bisv.

Lit.:

Max Krause, ‘Stambuler Handschriften islamischer Mathematiker’, Quellen und Studien zur Geschichte der Mathematik, Astronomie und Physik, Abteilung B: Studien 3 (1936), pp. 437–532, here p. 493 (no. 364/1).

11v‑81r

\11v\ الجملة الأولى في أصول ومقدمات. الكرة شكل مجسم يحيط به سطح واحد في داخله نقطة كل الخطوط الخارجة من تلك النقطة إلى المحيط متساوية وتلك النقطة مركز الكرة وقطر الكرة خط مستقيم يمر بمركز الكرة وينتهي من الجانبين إلى السطح المحيط — \81r\ ⟨…⟩ خاتمة في ترتيب الأفلاك: لما كان القمر يكسف جميع ما سواه علم أن فلكه تحت جميع الأفلاك وكذلك عطارد يكسف الزهرة والزهرة تكسف المريخ والمريخ يكسف المشتري والمشتري يكسف زحل وزحل يكسف الثوابت فأفلاكها موضوعه على هاذا الترتيب وأما الشمس فقد علم أن فلكها فوق فلك القمر وأما وضعه بالنسبة إلى سائر الأفلاك فغير متيقن وليكن هاذا آخر كلامنا في علم الهيئة.

= al-Abharī‎, Athīr al-Dīn, Kitāb Mukhtaṣar fī ʿilm al-hayʾa min Hayʾat Kūshyār wa-min Hayʾat Ibn ‎Aflaḥ al-Ishbīlī (C.1.1240). — Title: Kitāb Mukhtaṣar fī ʿilm al-hayʾa min Hayʾat Kūshyār wa-min Hayʾat Ibn Aflaḥ al-Ishbīlī (Ir). — Additional titles: Mā 'khtaṣara-hu al-shaykh al-fāḍil Athīr al-Dīn al-Mufaḍḍal b. ʿUmar al-Abharī fī ʿilm al-hayʾa min Hayʾat Kūshyār wa-min Hayʾat Ibn Aflaḥ al-Ishbīlī (11v). — A work in twenty-two chapters. Scribal colophon. A pasted folio in a different hand between ff. 56v and 57r. Minor marginal corrections. Minor glosses. Marginal annotations of the progress of the copying process.