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Ms. Codex 1309 Ledger of Medici forward contracts
TitleLedger of Medici forward contracts
Call numberMs. Codex 1309
(Philadelphia, University of Pennsylvania, Rare Book & Manuscript Library)
- bibid: 4433134
PublisherThe University of Pennsylvania Libraries
Ledger of forward contracts between the brothers Andrea and Vincenzo de' Medici, sons of Carlo de' Medici, and members of other aristocratic families of Florence, for the years 1605-1616. 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 transactions are related to the textile business, which was of crucial importance for the Medici family. The counterparts in the transactions are often members of other aristocratic families from Florence, the most important being the Capponi, the Morelli, the Salviati. More precisely, the ledger contains detailed summaries of contracts to sell a standardized quantity of a textile product of standardized quality (agreed between the counterparts) at a certain date in the future, at a price determined at the time of writing of the contract. The future date in which the transaction is to be settled is also noted.
- Ms. codex.
- Title supplied by cataloger.
- Forms part of: Gondi-Medici Business Records.
WatermarkSimilar to Briquet, Ange 675 (Pisa, 1569); Sirene 13894 (Pisa, 1597); Fleur-de-lis 7105 (Rome, 1565), but with rounder petals.
Extent156 leaves : 337 x 231 mm. bound to 349 x 233 mm
FoliationPaper, 256; each folio has the same number on both recto and verso; rectos numbered [i], 1-215, 217-250, [251-257], contemporary numeration in ink, modern numeration in pencil, upper right recto; versos numbered 1-214, 216, 217-249, [250-257], contemporary numeration in ink, modern numeration in pencil, upper left verso (leaves 304-311 and 323-352 are blank but ruled).
BindingContemporary vellum, unreadable number on spine; the faded heading (Compere?), faded letter C (note inside upper cover) with decorative penwork and unreadable number 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--17th century
- Textile industry--Italy--Early works to 1800
- Ledgers (account books)
- Manuscripts, Italian--17th century
- Manuscripts, European
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