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Oversize Ms. Codex 1280 Ledger of Medici debtors and creditors
TitleLedger of Medici debtors and creditors
Call numberOversize Ms. Codex 1280
(3420 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19104-6206., University of Pennsylvania, Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts)
- bibid: 9944302523503681
PublisherUniversity of Pennsylvania
- ca. 1539
Ledger of debtors and creditors of the Medici family for the years 1537-1539. 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 the Spedale e Spedaletto di Santa Maria Novella (p. 7, 22), a Florentine church which also offered pilgrims and those in need medical help; the Chapitolo and Convento delle monache delle convertite (p. 17), a nunnery for young women, often prostitutes, who converted to Catholicism; and the Opera di Santa Maria del Fiore (p. 60). An alphabetical index, with 18 lettered tabs, containing names of individuals and institutions that appear in the ledger, is laid into the manuscript.
- Ms. codex.
- Title supplied by cataloger.
- Forms part of: Gondi-Medici Business Records.
WatermarkSimilar to Briquet, Fleche, 6299 (Florence, 1518-28).
Extent240 leaves : 326 x 232 mm. bound to 336 x 234 mm. +
FoliationPaper, i (parchment) + 240 leaves + i (parchment); versos numbered 1-39, , 41, , 43-51, , 53-77, , 79-98, [99-240], contemporary pagination in ink, modern pagination in pencil, upper left verso; rectos numbered i-lxxxxviii, [lxxxxviiii-ccxxxviiii], contemporary pagination in ink, modern pagination in pencil, upper right recto (leaves after p. 98 are blank but ruled). Each opening has a matched arabic numeral on the left and a roman numeral on the right.
BindingContemporary vellum, no. 139 on spine; the heading Q[uadern]o di chassa decimo, no. 286, on upper cover; lower cover wraps around upper cover with leather strap, metal buckle on upper cover; decorative leatherwork on spine.
- Sold by Bernard M. Rosenthal, 1961.
- Accounting--Italy--16th century
- Credit records
- Ledgers (account books)
- Manuscripts, Italian--16th century
- Manuscripts, Renaissance
- 16th century
- Financial records
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