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Ms. Codex 1297 Ledger of Medici accounts
TitleLedger of Medici accounts
Call numberMs. Codex 1297
(Philadelphia, University of Pennsylvania, Rare Book & Manuscript Library)
- bibid: 4432992
PublisherThe University of Pennsylvania Libraries
Ledger of accounts of the brothers Fabrizio and Niccolo de' Medici, sons of Luigi de' Medici, for the years 1575-1584. Often includes the nature of a given transaction and its amount, as well as listing the names of the individuals that act as counterparts in the transaction. Most of the counterparts are employees of the two brothers and the majority of transactions are in kind (capons, cattle, feed, seeds, wine, grains) but there are occurrences of cash transactions. Entries representing payment for a service rendered by the counterpart and likely agreed upon in advance were called contracts, but they do not present many of the features of formal legal documents and are actually summaries of contracts. Also included are memoranda of transactions and specific events related to the transactions.
- Ms. codex.
- Title supplied by cataloger.
- Forms part of: Gondi-Medici Business Records.
WatermarkSimilar to Briquet, Couronne 4844 (Lucca, 1580); Armoires Lion 1883 (Florence, 1529), but with the lion's snout more defined.
Extent192 leaves : 333 x 231 mm. bound to 339 x 238 mm. +
FoliationPaper, i (paper) + 192 leaves + i (paper); versos numbered 1-84, , 86-170, [171-175], 176, [177-192], contemporary pagination in ink, modern pagination in pencil, upper left verso; rectos numbered [i], i-lxxxiiii, [lxxxv], lxxxvi-clxx, [clxxi-clxxv], clxxvi, [clxxvii-clxxxxi], upper right recto (leaves 85,171-175 and 177-192 are blank). Each opening has a matched arabic numeral on the left and roman numeral on the right.
BindingContemporary vellum, no. 17 on spine; the heading R[icordi] e con[ti] d[ei] c[o]n[tratti]i co'lavoratori [e] en[trata] e usc[it]a di grano vino e altro, no. 139 and letter C with decorative penwork on upper cover; lower cover with remnants of leather ties wraps around 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
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