Collection ID: 0002 | Metadata type: TEI

Ms. Codex 1540 Alphabetical index to Medici (?) account book

Title

Alphabetical index to Medici (?) account book

Authors

Call number

Ms. Codex 1540
(Philadelphia, University of Pennsylvania, Rare Book & Manuscript Library)

Alternate identifiers

Publisher

The University of Pennsylvania Libraries

Language

Italian

Origin

Written in Italy between 1539 (f. 1r) and 1540 (f. 16r)
Date
1539-1540
Place
Italy

Summary

Alphabetical index with 18 lettered tabs, containing names of individuals and institutions that appear in an unidentified ledger of accounts, perhaps belonging to the Medici family and covering the years 1539-1540. The names of the individuals and institutions that appear in the index include Ottaviano and Cosimo de' Medici; Piero and Luigi Capponi; the heirs of Filippo Gondi; the Spedale di Santa Maria degli Innocenti; the Capitolo delle monache delle convertite, a nunnery for young women, often prostitutes, who converted to Catholicism; the Spedale di Santa Maria Novella, a Florentine church which also offered medical help to pilgrims and those in need; and the Opera di Santa Maria del Fiore. The cover is made of an early 14th-century vellum bifolium containing a passage from the treatise of medical botany, Clavis Sanationes sive Synonyma Medicinae (ca. 1290), by Simon Genuensis. This document is written in a Gothic script, in two columns, with red rubrics and blue initials and numerous marginalia.

Notes

Watermark

Similar to Briquet, Enclume, 5963 (Florence, 1514-29).

Extent

18 leaves : 333 x 226 mm. bound to 330 x 211 mm

Foliation

Paper, 18; [1-18]; modern foliation in pencil, upper right recto.

Support

Paper

Binding

Early 14th-century vellum (Zacour-Hirsch).

Script

  • Written in a cursive script, perhaps by multiple hands.
  • Provenance

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