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Ms. Codex 1342 Ledger of Medici accounts
TitleLedger of Medici accounts
Call numberMs. Codex 1342
(Philadelphia, University of Pennsylvania, Rare Book & Manuscript Library)
- bibid: 4441767
PublisherThe University of Pennsylvania Libraries
Ledger of accounts of an unidentified member of the Medici family for the years 1543-1544. 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 de' Medici; Alessandro and Lorenzo Antinori; Francesco, Giovanni, Giulietto and Mariotto Rucellai; Elbrardo Ricasoli; Mainardo Cavalcanti; Lorenzo di Simone; Piero and Luigi Capponi; and the monks of the Basilica di San Lorenzo. Transactions are for the most part related 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. In certain cases employees and farmers who worked for the Medici family also appear.
- Ms. codex.
- Title supplied by cataloger.
- Forms part of: Gondi-Medici Business Records.
WatermarkSimilar to Briquet, Enclume, 5963 (Florence, 1514-29).
Extent96 leaves : 334 x 112 mm. bound to 349 x 114 mm
FoliationPaper, 96; , 2-6, vii, 8-54, [55-96], contemporary foliation in ink, modern foliation in pencil, upper right recto (f. 55-96 are blank but ruled).
BindingContemporary vellum, no. 164 on spine; the heading Richordi no. 20 and no. 281 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, Renaissance
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