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Ms. Codex 1305 Ledger of Medici accounts
TitleLedger of Medici accounts
Call numberMs. Codex 1305
(Philadelphia, University of Pennsylvania, Rare Book & Manuscript Library)
- bibid: 4433026
PublisherThe University of Pennsylvania Libraries
Ledger of accounts of the brothers Andrea and Vincenzo de' Medici, sons of Carlo de' Medici, for the years 1597-1605. 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. The counterparts in the transactions are often members of other aristocratic families from Florence, the most important being the Capponi, the Morelli, the Salviati, as well as the Landi, from Piacenza; in certain cases prestigious Florentine institutions, such as the Ordine dei frati di Santa Croce, also appear. Less frequent are other kinds of counterparts, such as employees or tenants of the two de' Medici brothers, who can pay in kind, or receive in kind payments. The memoranda, more detailed descriptions of the aforementioned transactions, with descriptions of the events which lead to a debt or a credit, are scattered throughout the accounts.
- Ms. codex.
- Title supplied by cataloger.
- Forms part of: Gondi-Medici Business Records.
WatermarkSimilar to Briquet, Agneau pascal 48 (Florence, 1498); Couronne 4844 (Lucca, 1580); Fleur-de-lis 7105 (Rome, 1565), but with rounder petals.
Extent352 leaves : 337 x 233 mm. bound to 334 x 230 mm
FoliationPaper, i (paper) + 352 + i (paper); each folio has the same number on both recto and verso; rectos numbered [i], 1-2, iii, 4-129, , 131-303, [304-311], 312-322, [323-352], contemporary numeration in ink, modern numeration in pencil, upper right recto; versos numbered 1-210, [211-212], 213-290, , 292-303, [304-311], 312-321, [322-352], contemporary numeration in ink, modern numeration in pencil, upper left verso (leaves 304-311 and 323-352 are blank but ruled).
BindingContemporary vellum, no. 55 on spine; the heading Quaderno e ricordi, letter B 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, Italian--17th century
- Manuscripts, Renaissance
- Manuscripts, European
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