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Ms. Codex 1339 Ledger of Medici accounts
TitleLedger of Medici accounts
Call numberMs. Codex 1339
(Philadelphia, University of Pennsylvania, Rare Book & Manuscript Library)
- bibid: 4441756
PublisherThe University of Pennsylvania Libraries
Ledger of accounts of an unidentified member of the Medici family for the years 1541-1542. 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. Among the names that appear throughout the ledger and who act as counterparts in the transactions, the most frequent are Carlo and Alamanno de' Medici; Alessandro Antinori; Leonardo and Piero Salviati; Carlo Capponi; Carlo Renzoni; Francesco Rucellai; Tommaso Martelli; Iacopo Guicciardini; Bartolomeo Ugolini; Giovanni Boni; Tommaso Cavalcanti; and the monks of the Basilica di San Lorenzo. Transactions are sometimes related to the sale of textile products, or to payments for produce or rent, as well as small debts and credits. Most of the individuals who appear in the ledger are members of different Florentine aristocratic families who worked for the Medici as diplomats or statesmen, but who also often acted as business counterparts.
- Ms. codex.
- Title supplied by cataloger.
- Forms part of: Gondi-Medici Business Records.
WatermarkSimilar to Briquet, Fleche 6299 (Florence, 1518-1528).
Extent96 leaves : 334 x 116 mm. bound to 337 x 126 mm
FoliationPaper, 96; [i], 1-2, iii, 4-54, [55-95], contemporary foliation in ink, modern foliation in pencil, upper right recto (f. 55-95 are blank but ruled).
BindingModern vellum; previous binding had no. 164 on contemporary slip attached to spine (Zacour-Hirsch).
- Sold by Bernard M. Rosenthal, 1961.
- Accounting--Italy--16th century
- Textile industry--Italy--Early works to 1800
- Credit records
- Ledgers (account books)
- Manuscripts, Italian--16th century
- Manuscripts, Renaissance
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