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Ms. Codex 1513 Ledger of Cassi accounts
TitleLedger of Cassi accounts
Call numberMs. Codex 1513
(Philadelphia, University of Pennsylvania, Rare Book & Manuscript Library)
- bibid: 4489962
PublisherThe University of Pennsylvania Libraries
Ledger of accounts of Lodovico Cassi for the years 1616-1621, with passages written in the first person, perhaps by Lodovico himself. Includes a detailed list of transactions related both to the textile business and trade and receipts from some of the counterparts involved in said transactions. Often includes the name of the customer, the kind of product purchased and the amount received. The accounts mentioned in the ledger that are related to the textile business include transactions with many different workers (including weavers, spinners and dyers) who were paid for their services as well as the purchase of materials and tools. The name of Andrea de' Medici appears throughout the ledger and is referred to as 'mio maggiore', indicating a strong partnership between him and Cassi. Members of other counterparts include members of some of the most important Florentine families, such as the Capponi, the Bardi, the Gherardi, the Albizzi, and the Lapini. In certain cases, while recording a transaction, detailed descriptions of the textile products sold are also present.
- Ms. codex.
- Title supplied by cataloger.
- Forms part of: Gondi-Medici Business Records.
WatermarkUnidentified watermark containing a circle, an oblong human head with a thick neck and pointy nose and a crown.
Extent80 leaves : 347 x 235 mm. bound to 362 x 240 mm
FoliationPaper, 80; each folio has the same number on both recto and verso; rectos numbered , 2-70, [71-80], contemporary numeration in ink, modern numeration in pencil upper right recto; versos numbered 1-69, [70-80], contemporary numeration in ink, modern numeration in pencil, upper left verso (leaves 70-80 are blank but ruled).
BindingContemporary vellum; heading Compere, no. 107 and letter A with decorative penwork on upper cover; lower cover wraps around upper cover with remnants of leather ties.
- Sold by Bernard M. Rosenthal, 1963.
- Accounting--Italy--17th century
- Textile industry--Italy--Early works to 1800
- Credit records
- Ledgers (account books)
- Manuscripts, Italian--17th century
- Manuscripts, European
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