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Ms. Codex 1526 Ledger of Medici debtors and creditors
TitleLedger of Medici debtors and creditors
Call numberMs. Codex 1526
(Philadelphia, University of Pennsylvania, Rare Book & Manuscript Library)
- bibid: 4496311
PublisherThe University of Pennsylvania Libraries
Ledger of credits and debts of the Medici family with Florentine and Pisan banks for the years 1611-1616. It consists of a detailed list of debts and credits of various members of the Medici family with a wide number of counterparts, both in Florence and Pisa. The Medici bank, which was run by members of the family, was one of the most powerful banks in Italy, and it was not uncommon for them to lend and borrow large amounts of money from other banks. These banks were also run by prominent families and the counterparts in the transactions that appear in the ledger are often members of other aristocratic families from Florence, the most important being the Capponi Medici (who had influence over the Pisan territory), the Gondi, the Acciaiuoli, Francesco Bernardo Riccardi and Carlo Paganelli. Another institutional counterpart that appears very frequently is the Monte di pietà of Florence. Very large single transactions, many in groups sharing the same settlement date, appear throughout the ledger.
- Ms. codex.
- Title supplied by cataloger.
- Forms part of: Gondi-Medici Business Records.
WatermarkSimilar to Briquet, Ancre 491 (Florence, 1522), but with much larger arms and flukes.
Extent50 leaves : 297 x 209 mm. bound to 310 x 216 mm
FoliationPaper, i (paper) + 50; rectos numbered [i], 1-31, [32-49], contemporary pagination in ink, modern pagination in pencil, upper right recto; versos numbered 1-31, [32-50], contemporary pagination in ink, modern pagination in pencil, upper left verso (p.32-50 are blank but ruled).
BindingContemporary vellum; the heading Riscontro con li banchi, no. 244 and letter A with decorative penwork on upper cover; lower cover with remnants of leather ties wraps around upper cover.
- Sold by Bernard M. Rosenthal, 1963.
- Monte di pietà (Florence, Italy)
- Banks and banking--Italy--Florence--Early works to 1800
- Accounting--Italy--17th century
- Credit records
- Ledgers (account books)
- Manuscripts, Italian--17th century
- Manuscripts, European
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