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Ms. Codex 1507 Ledger of Medici debtors and creditors and memoranda
TitleLedger of Medici debtors and creditors and memoranda
Call numberMs. Codex 1507
(Philadelphia, University of Pennsylvania, Rare Book & Manuscript Library)
- bibid: 4488604
PublisherThe University of Pennsylvania Libraries
Ledger of accounts of Luigi de' Medici, son of Bivigliano de' Medici, who takes over his father's estate after his death in 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 Niccolò and Alessandro Antinori; Carlo di Bivigliano and Carlo di Bernardo de' Medici; Piero, Luisa and Luigi Capponi; and Orlandino Landini. There is also a small number of records of debts and credits with various counterparts, such as workers or merchants (including a spice merchant), that Bivigliano did not settle before his death. Memoranda include short descriptions of the circumstances that lead to a credit or a debt. The front flyleaf is made from a vellum fragment of a Latin manuscript, written in two columns, in a Gothic script with red and blue initials. An alphabetical index, with 18 lettered tabs, containing names of individuals that appear in the ledger, is sewn inside the upper cover of the manuscript.
- Ms. codex.
- Title supplied by cataloger.
- Forms part of: Gondi-Medici Business Records.
WatermarkSimilar to Briquet, Ancre 489 (Florence, 1519).
Extent144 leaves : 226 x 165 mm. bound to 231 x 153 mm
FoliationPaper, 144; [i], 1, 1, 2-25, , 27-51, [52-102], 104-106, [107-143]; contemporary foliation in ink, modern foliation in pencil, upper right recto.
BindingContemporary vellum, no. 25 on spine; the heading Debitori e creditori e ricordi, seguitarassi per la redità iacente del detto Luigi Medici, and letter B on upper cover; lower cover wraps around upper cover with remnants of leather ties; decorative leatherwork on spine.
- Sold by Bernard M. Rosenthal, 1963.
- Accounting--Italy--16th century
- Credit records
- Ledgers (account books)
- Manuscripts, Italian--16th century
- Manuscripts, Renaissance
- Inside front cover — Reused manuscript leaf pastedown, Inside front cover
Inside front cover
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Decoration: Reused manuscript leaf pastedown, Inside front cover
Index inside front cover
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Index inside back cover
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