Collection ID: 0002 | Metadata type: TEI
Ms. Codex 1501 Ledger of Cassi accounts
TitleLedger of Cassi accounts
Call numberMs. Codex 1501
(Philadelphia, University of Pennsylvania, Rare Book & Manuscript Library)
- bibid: 4487596
PublisherThe University of Pennsylvania Libraries
Ledger of accounts of Lodovico Cassi for the years 1621-1625, containing very detailed receipts of the sale of various kinds of textile products (mostly wool, which came in many colors and prices) to a diverse range of customers. Often includes the name of the customer, the kind of product purchased and the amount received. The clientèle that bought cloth and wool from Cassi included members of some of the most important Florentine families, such as the Medici (including the Cardinal Alessandro(?) and Lorenzo Medici), the Farneschi, the Orlandini, the Montauti (ambassadors for the Medici), the Guadagni (ambassadors for the Medici), the Frescobaldi, the Albizzi, the Piccolomini, the Altoviti, the Peruzzi, the Capponi, the Ginori; the Ridolfi, and the Pandolfini; members of religious orders, including friars from the Trinità and from San Giuseppe, as well brothers of the Compagnia della Misericordia; a number of female customers, including a noblewoman referred to as arciduchessa; and numerous other customers simply identified as friends of Lodovico, or according to their professional roles (tailors, workmen, merchants, bakers and others).
- Ms. codex.
- Title supplied by cataloger.
- The accounts of the of the business of Lodovico Cassi contained in the present manuscript are likely continued in Ms. Codex 1505, Rare Book & Manuscript Library, University of Pennsylvania.
- Forms part of: Gondi-Medici Business Records.
WatermarkSimilar to Briquet, Soleil 13957 (Pisa, 1593), but with a smaller moon inside the sun.
Extent112 leaves : 339 x 230 mm. bound to 350 x 241 mm
FoliationPaper, ii (modern paper) + 112 + ii (modern paper); modern foliation in pencil, upper right recto.
- Sold by Bernard M. Rosenthal, 1963.
- Textile industry--Italy--Early works to 1800
- Accounting--Italy--17th century
- Ledgers (account books)
- Manuscripts, Italian--17th century
- Manuscripts, European
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