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Ms. Codex 1279 Ledger of Medici debtors and creditors
TitleLedger of Medici debtors and creditors
Call numberMs. Codex 1279
(Philadelphia, University of Pennsylvania, Rare Book & Manuscript Library)
- bibid: 4430249
PublisherThe University of Pennsylvania Libraries
- ca. 1538
Ledger of debtors and creditors of the Medici family for the years 1537-1538. Often includes the nature of a given credit or debt and its amount, as well as listing the names of the individuals or institutions that hold the debt or credit, the most important being the Spedale e Spedaletto di Santa Maria Novella (p. 6), a Florentine church which also offered medical help to pilgrims and those in need; the Chapitolo and Convento delle monache delle convertite (p. 16), a nunnery for young women, often prostitutes, who converted to Catholicism; Spedale di Santa Maria degli Innocenti (p. 18), a children's orphanage in Florence; the Arte della lana (p. 31), one of the most prestigious guilds of Florence; and the Opera di Santa Maria del Fiore (p. 53). Alphabetical index, with 18 lettered tabs, containing names of individuals and institutions that appear in the ledger, is laid into the manuscript.
- Ms. codex.
- Title supplied by cataloger.
- Forms part of: Gondi-Medici Business Records.
WatermarkSimilar to Briquet, Fleche, 6299 (Florence, 1518-28).
Extent238 leaves : 332 x 234 mm. bound to 340 x 238 mm. +
FoliationPaper, i (parchment) + 238 leaves + i (parchment); versos numbered 1-107, , 109-115, [116-238], contemporary pagination in ink, modern pagination in pencil, upper left verso; rectos numbered [i], [i], ii, [iii], iiii-xiii, [xiiii], xv-xviii, [xviiii], xx-xxviii, [xxviiii], xxx-xxxii, [xxxiii], xxxiiii-xxxv, [xxxvi-xxxvii], xxxviii, [xxxviiii], xl-xlii, [xliii], xliiii, [xlv], xlvi-lviii, [lviiii], lx-lxxxiii, [lxxxiiii], lxxxv-lxxxviii, [lxxxviiii], lxxxx-cxi, [cxii], cxiii-cxv, [cxvi-ccxxxvii], contemporary pagination in ink, modern pagination in pencil, upper right recto (leaves after p. 116 are blank but ruled). Each opening has a matched arabic numeral on the left and a roman numeral on the right.
BindingContemporary vellum, no. 133 on spine; the heading Q[uadern]o di chassa ottavo, no. 288, on upper cover; lower cover wraps around upper cover with leather strap, metal buckle on upper cover; decorative leatherwork on spine.
- Sold by Bernard M. Rosenthal, 1961.
- Arte della lana (Guild : Florence, Italy)
- Accounting--Italy--16th century
- Credit records
- Ledgers (account books)
- Manuscripts, Italian--16th century
- Manuscripts, Renaissance
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Index inside front cover
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Index inside back cover
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