Collection ID: 0002 | Metadata type: TEI
Ms. Codex 1319 Ledger of Medici accounts
TitleLedger of Medici accounts
- Mongai, Domenico
Call numberMs. Codex 1319
(Philadelphia, University of Pennsylvania, Rare Book & Manuscript Library)
- bibid: 4435983
PublisherThe University of Pennsylvania Libraries
Ledger of accounts for the Valdinievole farm, property of Andrea de' Medici, written by Domenico di Giovanni Mongai, farm manager of the estate. It includes very detailed accounts of the everyday transactions that result from the management of the farm: examples of such transactions include the purchase of feed for the animals, or food for the farm manager and his wife, the sales of wine and oil to individuals and other farms, the expenses required to furnish the house or to replace broken pieces of furniture, or those necessary to shoe horses. The author, who writes in the first person, gives also information about donations that he makes to friends of the Medici family when they come and visit the farm, and of the produce that he sends to Andrea de' Medici (typically wine, oil, poultry and eggs).
- Ms. codex.
- Title supplied by cataloger.
- Similar accounts for later years appear in Ms. Codex 1320, Rare Book & Manuscript Library, University of Pennsylvania.
- Forms part of: Gondi-Medici Business Records.
WatermarkSimilar to Briquet, Tete 15719 (Pisa, 1597-1602) but with a slimmer neck and more detailed crown.
Extent96 leaves : 347 x 238 mm. bound to 360 x 244 mm
FoliationPaper, i (contemporary paper) + 96 leaves + i (contemporary paper); 1r-1v, 2r-2v, 3r-3v, 4r-4v, 5r-5v, 6r-6v, 7-155, [i], 156-184, contemporary pagination in ink, upper outer corners.
BindingContemporary vellum, no. 106 on spine; the heading Entrata e uscita e giornale, letter A with decorative penwork and no. 82 on upper cover; sketches and unreadable writing inside lower cover, which wraps around upper cover with remnants of leather ties; decorative leatherwork on spine.
- Sold by Bernard M. Rosenthal, 1961.
- Accounting--Italy--17th century
- Farm management--Italy
- Farm life--Italy--History
- Ledgers (account books)
- Manuscripts, Italian--17th century
- Manuscripts, European
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