Collection ID: 0002 | Metadata type: TEI
Ms. Codex 1401 Ledger of Detti accounts
TitleLedger of Detti accounts
Call numberMs. Codex 1401
(Philadelphia, University of Pennsylvania, Rare Book & Manuscript Library)
- bibid: 4452131
PublisherThe University of Pennsylvania Libraries
Ledger of debtors and creditors of Giovanbattista and Giammaria Detti for the years 1551-1553. Giovanbattista and Giammaria Detti were both members of the guild of the lanaioli, merchants who dealt in woolen cloth and cooperated with the other corporations of bankers and merchants in the comune of Florence. The Detti, like other lanaioli, saw all the processes from the raw baled wool through the final cloth, woven at numerous looms scattered in domiciles throughout the city. The ledger reflects their various activities and mentions transactions with many different workers (including weavers, spinners and dyers) who were paid for their services. When recording these transactions, information about the various phases of wool manufacturing is also present, often described in great detail.
- Ms. codex.
- Title supplied by cataloger.
- Forms part of: Gondi-Medici Business Records.
WatermarkSimilar to Briquet, Couronne 4835 (Lucca, 1565-1566).
Extent48 leaves : 332 x 227 mm. bound to 340 x 230 mm
FoliationPaper, 48; 1-40, [41-48]; contemporary foliation in ink, modern foliation in pencil, upper left verso (f. 5-19 and 40-48 blank but ruled).
BindingContemporary vellum, no. 221 on spine; the heading Entrata uscita e quaderno di cassa, no. 181 and letter A with decorative penwork on upper cover; lower cover wraps around upper cover with leather ties; decorative leatherwork on spine.
- Sold by Bernard M. Rosenthal, 1961.
- Arte della lana (Guild : Florence, Italy)
- Accounting--Italy--16th century
- Textile industry--Italy--Early works to 1800
- Dyes and dyeing--Italy--Early works to 1800
- Woolen and worsted manufacture--Italy--History
- Wool industry--Italy--History
- Credit records
- Ledgers (account books)
- Manuscripts, Italian--16th century
- Manuscripts, Renaissance
Inside front cover
0786_0001.tif (88.3 MB)
0786_0001_thumb.jpg (3.8 KB)
0786_0001_web.jpg (241.9 KB)