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Oversize Ms. Codex 1497 Ledger of Medici accounts and debtors and creditors
TitleLedger of Medici accounts and debtors and creditors
Call numberOversize Ms. Codex 1497
(3420 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19104-6206., University of Pennsylvania, Rare Book & Manuscript Library)
- bibid: 9944875733503681
PublisherUniversity of Pennsylvania
Ledger of accounts of an unidentified member of the Medici family for the years 1537-1538. Often includes the nature of a given credit or debt and its amount, as well as listing the names of the individuals or institutions that hold the debt or credit, the most important being Giuliano and Tommaso Crai; Jacopo and Filippo Guadagni; Batista di Francesco Mocci; Francesco Sani; Benedetto di Polito; Jacopo Poppi; Raffaello di Miniato; Giuliano di Piero Capponi; the Spedale di Santa Maria degli Innocenti (p.19); the Capitolo delle monache delle convertite (p. 20), a nunnery for young women, often prostitutes, who converted to Catholicism; the Spedale di Santa Maria Novella (p.17), a Florentine church which also offered pilgrims and those in need medical help; and the Opera di Santa Maria del Fiore (p.22). Transactions are sometimes related to payments for produce, rent or customs fees, as well as small debts and credits with workers (including a jeweler, a carpenter, a road worker, a dyer, and various builders).
- Ms. codex.
- Title supplied by cataloger.
- Forms part of: Gondi-Medici Business Records.
WatermarkSimilar to Briquet, Ancre 492 (Lucca, 1522).
Extent96 leaves : 333 x 225 mm. bound to 347 x 238 mm
FoliationPaper, 96; versos numbered 1-89, [90-96], contemporary pagination in ink, modern pagination in pencil, upper left verso; rectos numbered [i], i-lxxxviiii, [xc-xcv], upper right recto (leaves after p.89 are blank but ruled). Each opening has a matched arabic numeral on the left and a roman numeral on the right.
- Sold by Bernard M. Rosenthal, 1963.
- Accounting--Italy--16th century
- Credit records
- Ledgers (account books)
- Manuscripts, Italian--16th century
- Manuscripts, Renaissance
- 16th century
- Financial records
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