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Oversize Ms. Codex 1282 Ledger of Medici debtors and creditors
TitleLedger of Medici debtors and creditors
Call numberOversize Ms. Codex 1282
(3420 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19104-6206., University of Pennsylvania, Rare Book & Manuscript Library)
- bibid: 9944307083503681
PublisherUniversity of Pennsylvania
- ca. 1542
Ledger of debtors and creditors of the Medici family for the years 1539-1542. 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. 1), a Florentine church which also offered pilgrims and those in need medical help; the Opera di Santa Maria del Fiore (p. 2); the Chapitolo and Convento delle monache delle convertite (p. 13), a nunnery for young women, often prostitutes, who converted to Catholicism; and the Spedale di Santa Maria degli Innocenti (p. 24), a children's orphanage in Florence.
- Ms. codex.
- Title supplied by cataloger.
- Forms part of: Gondi-Medici Business Records.
WatermarkSimilar to Briquet, Enclume, 5963 (Florence, 1514-29).
Extent240 leaves : 334 x 233 mm. bound to 342 x 235 mm
FoliationPaper, i (parchment) + 240 leaves + i (parchment); versos numbered 1-95, [96-240], contemporary pagination in ink, modern pagination in pencil, upper left verso; rectos numbered [i], i-ii, 3, iiii-xiii, [xiiii], xv-xli, [xlii-xliii], xliiii-lvi, [lvii], lviii-lviiii, [lx], lxi, [lxii], lxiii, [lxiiii], lxv-lxxi, [lxii], lxxiii-lxxxxv, [lxxxvi-ccxxxviiii], contemporary pagination in ink, modern pagination in pencil, upper right recto (leaves after p. 95 are blank but ruled). Each opening has a matched arabic numeral on the left and a roman numeral on the right.
BindingContemporary vellum, no. 136 on spine; the heading Q[uadern]o di chassa tredicesimo, no. 303, 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.
- Accounting--Italy--16th century
- Credit records
- Ledgers (account books)
- Manuscripts, Italian--16th century
- Manuscripts, Renaissance
- 16th century
- Financial records
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