Collection ID: 0002 | Metadata type: TEI
Oversize Ms. Codex 1429 Ledger of Davanzati (?) accounts
TitleLedger of Davanzati (?) accounts
Call numberOversize Ms. Codex 1429
(3420 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19104-6206., University of Pennsylvania, Rare Book & Manuscript Library)
- bibid: 9944542833503681
PublisherUniversity of Pennsylvania
Ledger of accounts probably belonging to Francesco Davanzati (based on similarities between Ms. Codex 1428, belonging to Francesco Davanzati, and Ms. Codex 1429, which does not have an attributed owner) for the years 1555-1560. Often includes the nature of a given transaction and the names of the counterparts involved. The person whose accounts are contained in the ledger appears to be involved in the textile business. The ledger 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. The ledger also contains records of expenses and revenues derived from manufacturing and selling textile products. Some of the expenses that appear in the ledger are related to household management (purchase of food, drink, furniture and linen). Three notes containing information about transactions dated 1605-1612 and related to the wine industry were laid into the manuscript and are now shelved with it in a separate folder. Transactions deal with the production of wine in the vineyards of Andrea de' Medici and the distribution of wine to a spedale dei poveri, which appears to be run by Francesco Pagoli.
- Ms. codex.
- Title supplied by cataloger.
- For another manuscript containing accounts belonging to Francesco Davanzati, see Ms. Codex 1428, Rare Book & Manuscript Library, University of Pennsylvania.
- Forms part of: Gondi-Medici Business Records.
WatermarkSimilar to Briquet, Fleche 6299 (Florence, 1518-1528).
Extent196 leaves : 324 x 229 mm. bound to 331 x 231 mm. +
FoliationPaper, 196; versos numbered 1-171, 173-181, [182-197], contemporary pagination in ink, modern pagination in pencil, upper left verso; rectos numbered [i], i-clxxi, clxxiii-clxxxi, [clxxxii-cxcviii], contemporary pagination in ink, modern pagination in pencil, upper right recto (pages 183-198 blank). Each opening has a matched Arabic numeral on the left and a Roman numeral on the right.
BindingContemporary vellum, no. 128 on spine; the heading Debitori and creditori, no. 254 and letter A with decorative penwork on upper cover; lower cover wraps around upper cover with remnants of leather ties; decorative leatherwork on spine. Questionable note in later hand, Debitori e creditori Vincenzo Cristofano, 1501-1513, on upper cover.
- Sold by Bernard M. Rosenthal, 1961.
- Accounting--Italy--16th century
- Textile industry--Italy--Early works to 1800
- Credit records
- Ledgers (account books)
- Manuscripts, Italian--16th century
- Manuscripts, Renaissance
- 16th century
- Financial records
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