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Ms. Codex 1435 Ledger of Medici accounts and memoranda
TitleLedger of Medici accounts and memoranda
Call numberMs. Codex 1435
(Philadelphia, University of Pennsylvania, Rare Book & Manuscript Library)
- bibid: 4455394
PublisherThe University of Pennsylvania Libraries
Ledger of accounts of the Medici estate for the years 1456-1495, written in the first person by an unnamed author. The list of the Medici properties mentioned in the ledger includes a main house in Florence; the magione di San Piero, in San Piero a Sieve, north of Florence; the podere La Pergola (?), in Palaia, between Pisa and Florence; and the Valdinievole farm and its stalls, right outside Florence. For every property there is a short list of expenses (related to household management and to the payment of wages of workers), revenues (related to small sales of produce, wine and oil), and a brief description of the property itself (stalls, houses and land). Memoranda include short descriptions of the circumstances that lead to an expense or a revenue and, sometimes, a longer description of the property.
- Ms. codex.
- Title supplied by cataloger.
- Forms part of: Gondi-Medici Business Records.
WatermarkSimilar to Briquet, Fleur 6340 (Lucca, 1456), but with a longer stalk.
Extent110 leaves : 283 x 218 mm. bound to 288 x 220 mm
FoliationPaper, 110; 2-15, 20-55, 58-68, 72-73, 77-85, 92-93, 103-107, 114-125, 127-134, 136-144, contemporary foliation in ink, upper right recto (f.102 torn; f.126 severed; and f.5-9, 20-23, 33-37, 40-47, 50, 55, 58-63 and 72 blank but ruled).
BindingContemporary vellum, no. 22 on spine; the heading Ricordanze di beni et immobili di casa Medici, letter A with decorative penwork and no. 242 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--15th century
- Credit records
- Ledgers (account books)
- Manuscripts, Italian--15th century
- Manuscripts, Renaissance
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