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Ms. Codex 1301 Ledger of Medici accounts
TitleLedger of Medici accounts
Call numberMs. Codex 1301
(Philadelphia, University of Pennsylvania, Rare Book & Manuscript Library)
- bibid: 4433005
PublisherThe University of Pennsylvania Libraries
Ledger of accounts of the brothers Andrea and Vincenzo de' Medici, sons of Carlo de' Medici (p. 25), for the years 1583-1592. 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. In certain cases the transactions are in kind (examples of the produce used for these payments are chestnuts, grains, cattle feed, cattle, swine) but cash transactions are not uncommon. In spite of the upper cover, which presents the word Possesione, this is not a property ledger, but rather a ledger of accounts regarding various properties. The counterparts in the transactions are often employees or tenants of the two de' Medici brothers, and as such can pay in kind, or receive in kind payments. Other expenses are related to the management of the properties for the purchase of fertilizers and manure, or cattle, grains, feed and other produce.
- Ms. codex.
- Title supplied by cataloger.
- Forms part of: Gondi-Medici Business Records.
WatermarkSimilar to Briquet, Aigle 207 (Siena, 1594).
Extent80 leaves : 332 x 231 mm. bound to 338 x 235 mm. +
FoliationPaper, i (paper) + 80 + i (paper); rectos numbered i-viii, 9, x-xv, [xvi-xxiiii], xv-lxxv, [lxxvi-lxxx], contemporary pagination in ink, modern pagination in pencil, upper right recto; versos numbered 1-14, [15-24], 25-75, [76-80], upper left verso (leaves 76-80 are blank).
BindingContemporary vellum, no. 150 on spine; the heading Giornale, 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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