Collection ID: 0002 | Metadata type: TEI
Ms. Codex 1384 Ledger of Amadori accounts
TitleLedger of Amadori accounts
- Montalvo, Antonio Montalvo, Antonio
Call numberMs. Codex 1384
(Philadelphia, University of Pennsylvania, Rare Book & Manuscript Library)
- bibid: 4447438
PublisherThe University of Pennsylvania Libraries
Ledger of miscellaneous accounts for the podere del Colle, located in Poggio alla Croce, a small town outside Florence, probably written by Antonio Montalvo, for the years 1566-1572. The property, recently acquired by Francesco Amadori at the time the manuscript was begun, appears to need extensive renovation. The ledger includes very detailed accounts on the everyday transactions that result from the management and renovation of the farm: examples of such transactions include the purchase of feed for the animals; the expenses required to furnish the house or to replace broken pieces of furniture, or to purchase manure and other fertilizers. Other expenses concern the payment of various workers who help renovate the farm (carpenters, builders, and artisans who make roofing tiles are among those who appear more frequently). In certain cases, there are small sales and purchases between different counterparts, usually involving building or farming materials, and the names that appear more frequently are Francesco di Bastiano, Simone di Cipriano and Stefano di Bartolomeo del Ruta. The cover of the manuscript is made from an earlier document on parchment, dated 1503 and written in Latin.
- Ms. codex.
- Title supplied by cataloger.
- Forms part of: Gondi-Medici Business Records.
WatermarkSimilar to Briquet, Fleur-de-lis 7104 (Rome, 1565).
Extent95 leaves : 202 x 142 mm. bound to 209 x 147 mm
FoliationPaper, 95; versos numbered 1-89, [90-95], contemporary pagination in ink, modern pagination in pencil, upper left verso; rectos numbered [i], 1-89, [90-94], contemporary pagination in ink, modern pagination in pencil, upper right recto (leaves after p.89 are blank). Each opening has a matched numeral on the left and on the right.
BindingContemporary vellum, no. 201 on spine; the heading Spese di Francesco Amadori on upper cover; lower cover wraps around upper cover with remnants of leather ties.
- Sold by Bernard M. Rosenthal, 1961.
- Accounting--Italy--16th century
- Farm management--Italy
- Farm life--Italy--History
- Ledgers (account books)
- Manuscripts, Italian--16th century
- Manuscripts, Renaissance
Inside front cover
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Decoration: Reused manuscript leaf, Inside front cover
Inside back cover
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Decoration: Reused manuscript leaf, Inside back cover
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