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Ms. Codex 1312 Ledger of Medici debtors and creditors
TitleLedger of Medici debtors and creditors
Call numberMs. Codex 1312
(Philadelphia, University of Pennsylvania, Rare Book & Manuscript Library)
- bibid: 9944351873503681
PublisherThe University of Pennsylvania Libraries
Ledger of debtors and creditors of the brothers Andrea and Vincenzo de' Medici, sons of Carlo de' Medici, for the years 1605-1633. Often includes the nature of a given credit or debt and its amount, as well as listing the names of the individuals that hold the debt or credit, the most important being the Salviati and the Albizzi, aristocratic Florentine families, and the Medici Capponi, an aristocratic family of Pisa that had a strong and established business relationship with the Florentine Medici in spite of having fought against them in the late 15th century. The memoranda include detailed descriptions of the events which led to a credit or a debt between the Medici brothers and the counterparts, and, at the end of each memorandum, said counterpart stated that they agreed to pay back the debt in due time and signed their names as proof of their agreement. In spite of the fact that the Medici banking power had already started its decline in the 17th century, very large single transactions appear in this ledger.
- Ms. codex.
- Title supplied by cataloger.
- Forms part of: Gondi-Medici Business Records.
WatermarkSimilar to Briquet, Agneau pascal 48 (Florence, 1498); Sirene 13894 (Pisa, 1597); Homme 7629 (Rome, 1566); and unidentified watermark containing a lion (?) and a crown.
Extent273 leaves : 332 x 235 mm. bound to 345 x 237 mm
FoliationPaper, i (paper) + 273 + i (paper); each folio has the same number on both recto and verso; rectos numbered , 2-224, [225-228], 229-259, [260-273], contemporary numeration in ink, modern numeration in pencil, upper right verso; versos numbered 1-224, [225-228], 229-259, [260-273], contemporary numeration in ink, modern numeration in pencil, upper left verso (leaves 194-201, 227-228, 260-273 are blank but ruled).
BindingContemporary vellum, no. 67 on spine; the heading Giornale e ricordi, 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--17th century
- Credit records
- Ledgers (account books)
- Manuscripts, Italian--17th century
- Manuscripts, European
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