Collection ID: 0002 | Metadata type: TEI
Ms. Codex 1402 Ledger of Detti accounts
TitleLedger of Detti accounts
Call numberMs. Codex 1402
(Philadelphia, University of Pennsylvania, Rare Book & Manuscript Library)
- bibid: 4452172
PublisherThe University of Pennsylvania Libraries
Ledger of debtors and creditors of Giovanbattista and Giammaria Detti for the years 1553-1561. Giovanbattista and Giammaria Detti were both members of the Arte della lana, 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. Debts and credits with members of aristocratic Florentine families are also not uncommon and the ledger often includes the nature of such transactions and their amount, as well as listing the names of the individuals that act as counterparts, the most important being Piero and Francesco Risaliti; Alessandro Antinori; Jacopo di Riccialbani; Alessandro Rucellai; Federico de' Ricci; and Bartolomeo and Romano Martelli.
- Ms. codex.
- Title supplied by cataloger.
- Forms part of: Gondi-Medici Business Records.
WatermarkSimilar to Briquet, Fleche 6299 (Florence, 1518-28).
Extent240 leaves : 334 x 234 mm. bound to 347 x 236 mm
FoliationPaper, i (contemporary parchment) + 240 + i (contemporary parchment); , 2-69, , 71-156, 156-203, [204-239], contemporary foliation in ink, modern foliation in pencil, upper left verso (f.204-217 and 232-239 blank but ruled).
BindingContemporary vellum, no. 229 on spine; the heading Quadernaccio, no. 163, signet D and letter B with decorative penwork on upper cover; lower cover wraps around upper cover with leather straps; 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
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