Collection ID: 0002 | Metadata type: TEI
Ms. Codex 1387 Ledger of Amadori accounts
TitleLedger of Amadori accounts
- Amadori, Niccolo
Call numberMs. Codex 1387
(Philadelphia, University of Pennsylvania, Rare Book & Manuscript Library)
- bibid: 4448456
PublisherThe University of Pennsylvania Libraries
Ledger of accounts of Niccolo Amadori for the years 1600-1609. Parts of the memoranda are written by Niccolo Amadori in the first person. Contains detailed records of the transactions related to the use of a financial instrument, probably bills of exchange. A bill of exchange is a written order by one person to his bank to pay the bearer a specific sum on a specific date. Prior to the advent of paper currency, bills of exchange were a common means of exchange. Niccolo Amadori frequently appears to be involved in such transactions both as the writer of bills of exchange and as a receiver of them. The amounts of the transactions that appear in the ledger vary considerably. Among the names of the counterparts mentioned in the manuscript are those of Pandolfo Pandolfini, Lorenzo and Ottavio Ricciardi, Lorenzo and Vincenzo Ricasoli, Vincenzo de' Medici and various members of the Medici Capponi family. A letter, dated 1599, signed by Baccio Tovaglia and addressed to Niccolo Amadori in Piacenza, is laid in the manuscript.
- Ms. codex.
- Title supplied by cataloger.
- Forms part of: Gondi-Medici Business Records.
WatermarkSimilar to Briquet, Agneau pascal 48 (Florence, 1498).
Extent127 leaves : 337 x 223 mm. bound to 330 x 236 mm. +
FoliationPaper, i (paper) + 127 + i (paper); versos numbered 1-127, contemporary pagination in ink, upper left verso; rectos numbered [i], i-xxiii, [xxiiii], xxv-lv, [lvi], lvii-cxxi, [cxxii-cxxiiii], cxxv, [cxxvi-cxxvii], contemporary pagination in ink, modern pagination in pencil, upper right recto. Each opening has a matched arabic numeral on the left and a roman numeral on the right.
BindingContemporary vellum, no. 153 on spine; the heading Quaderno di cambi and letter B with decorative penwork on upper cover; lower cover wraps around upper cover with remnants of leather ties; 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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