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Leiden, Rijksuniversiteit Bibliotheek, Scal. 12


Additional Information

  • Appr. Date: 16th c. (16th c. )
  • Genres: Medical or scientific
  • Illustrations: No


A copy of Molhuysen’s catalogue entry has been pasted into the ms.  It appears as the first image on the film.

Many mathematical illustrations starting on f. 26r.

On f. 46v. the scribe, John Mavromatis of Corcyra (V&G 177sq.), signs his name and the date, 1546.  Below this a note reads: ἱστοροῦσιν οἱ γεωγράφοι τῆς βαβυλῶνος τὴν μὲν περίμετρον ἔχειν σταδίους `τπε, οἵτινες γίνοντες μίλια `να.  Τὸ δὲ πάχος τοῦ τείχους, ποδῶν `λβ ἤτοι σταδίων `βϛ ἤχουν (?) πηχῶν `η ὕψος δὲ, τῶν μὲν μεσοπυργίων, πηχῶν `ν, τῶν δὲ πύργων `ξ.

48r: here begins (in a different hand) the index of Psellus’ De Corporibus Caelestibus.  Molhuysen notes that part of the index is missing.

As of July 2011, Pinakes, for some reason, lists Symeon Seth as the author of Psellus’ text.

f. 49r main text incipit: Αἱ ἐναντίαι κινήσεις….

f. 84v. desinit: περὶ δὲ ὧν λέγομεν ἔχει οὕτως.