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Source Bibliothèque nationale de France - Bibliotheque nationale de France, Archives et Manuscrits Online Catalogue - (Collection Catalog)
Cat./Lot # Grec 2485
Manuscript Details
Titles Arithmétiques, livres I à VI (Arithmetica, books 1-6)
Livre des nombres polygones (Book on polygonal numbers)
Le calcul Indien (The Great Calculation According to the Indians)
Authors Diophantus, of Alexandria (recorded as Diophante d'Alexandrie)
Planudes, Maximus, approximately 1260-approximately 1310 (recorded as Maxime Planude)
Manuscript Dates fin du XVIè siècle (1500 to 1601)
Scribes copiste anonyme
Languages Greek (recorded as grec)
Materials Paper (Papier filigrané assez épais)
Places Italy, Europe (Italie)
Folios 214 Lines Columns 2
Height 175 Width 230 Alt Size
Binding 19th-c. cardboard binding; covers originally marbled with violet, but now so discolored as to appear brown-yellow; spine in red morocco with monogram of Louis-Philippe and "DIOPHANTUS" in gilt capitals; binder's name at bottom of spine, "Duplanil"
Other Info

Regius 3200; 3 Colbert 3827; text in two columns except for text by Maximus Planudes which single, full-page column; manuscript undecorated; see record for description of format, layout, script, paper, manuscript tradition, and bibliography; manuscript online:

Provenance Information
(No Date) Mesmes, Jean-Jacques de, sieur de Roissy, 1490-1569 (as Jean-Jacques de Mesmes)
According to Jackson (see record for bibliography), this manuscript belonged to Jean-Jacques de Mesmes, even though it does not exhibit any of the typical signs of de Mesmes ownership. It appears as under number 1327 B in the Montfaucon's catalogue.
1679 (End) Mesmes, Antoinette Louise de, duchesse de Vivonne (as Duchesse de Vivonne)
The de Mesmes library was passed down through the family until the Duchess of Vivonne inherited it. She sold the collection, including 242 Greek manuscripts, to Colbert in 1679.
1679 (Start) Colbert, Jean-Baptiste, 1619-1683 (as Colbert)
Colbert 3827. The Duchess of Vivonne sold the de Mesmes family library to Colbert in 1679.
1732 (Start) Bibliothèque nationale de France (as bibliothèque royale)
This manuscript, along with the rest of Colbert's library, was acquired by the Royal Library in 1732.
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