Collection ID: 0002 | Metadata type: TEI
Ms. Codex 1405 Ledger of Risaliti accounts
TitleLedger of Risaliti accounts
Call numberMs. Codex 1405
(Philadelphia, University of Pennsylvania, Rare Book & Manuscript Library)
- bibid: 4452244
PublisherThe University of Pennsylvania Libraries
Ledger of accounts of Francesco di Stefano Risaliti for the years 1550-1558. Francesco di Stefano Risaliti appears to be a member 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 Risaliti, 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 various activities and mentions transactions with many different workers (including weavers, spinners, 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. Records of transactions with artisans whose businesses were not related to wool manufacturing, such as leather and wax workers, are also present, but less frequent.
- Ms. codex.
- Title supplied by cataloger.
- Forms part of: Gondi-Medici Business Records.
WatermarkSimilar to Briquet, Fleche 6299 (Florence, 1518-28).
Extent160 leaves : 333 x 229 mm. bound to 340 x 234 mm
FoliationPaper, i (parchment) + 160 leaves; versos numbered 1-113, 113-114, [115-160], contemporary pagination in ink, modern pagination in pencil, upper left verso; rectos numbered [i], i-cxiii, cxiii, cxiiii, 115-151, [152-158] upper right recto (leaves 152-158 are blank but ruled).
BindingContemporary vellum, no. 250 on spine; the heading Quaderno di manifattori, no. 67, signet D and letter A 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.
- 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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