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Ms. Codex 1492 Ledger of Detti accounts
TitleLedger of Detti accounts
Call numberMs. Codex 1492
(Philadelphia, University of Pennsylvania, Rare Book & Manuscript Library)
- bibid: 4485922
PublisherThe University of Pennsylvania Libraries
Ledger of accounts of Giovanbattista Detti for the years 1557-1558. The ledger presents different sections for revenues and liabilities of the Detti businesses. The first section, that of the revenues, often includes the names of the counterparts who contributed to the revenues of Giovanbattista, the most important being Jacopo Marzopini and Federigo de Ricci (who were perhaps business partners), both for the frequency with which they appear and for the amount of the transactions. Other counterparts include Filippo Salviati and Lorenzo Carducci. The ledger contains records of transactions related to money lending and to the sale or purchase of textile products, in equal measure. According to the present manuscript, Giovanbattista Detti, who was primarily a wool and textile merchant, loaned fairly large sums of money to his various counterparts, probably indicating an involvement in the banking field. He also sold wool to various Florentine merchants, predominantly to the Salviati. Most of the expenses recorded in the second part of the ledger concern the payment of salaries to workers and employees, often only identified by their first name. However, expenses for the purchase of manufacturing supplies for textile products are also common.
- Ms. codex.
- Title supplied by cataloger.
- Forms part of: Gondi-Medici Business Records.
WatermarkSimilar to Briquet, Aigle 83 (Florence, 1484), but with a rounder, less detailed body and a much rounder tail.
Extent190 leaves : 278 x 203 mm. bound to 290 x 210 mm
FoliationPaper, 190; , 2-7, [8-39], 40-41, [42-60], 61-126, [127-190], contemporary foliation in ink, modern foliation in pencil, upper right recto (f.8-39, 41-60 and 127-190 are blank).
- Sold by Bernard M. Rosenthal, 1963.
- Accounting--Italy--16th century
- Textile industry--Italy--Early works to 1800
- Credit records
- Ledgers (account books)
- Manuscripts, Italian--16th century
- Manuscripts, Renaissance
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