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Oversize Ms. Codex 1284 Ledger of Medici debtors and creditors
TitleLedger of Medici debtors and creditors
Call numberOversize Ms. Codex 1284
(3420 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19104-6206., University of Pennsylvania, Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts)
- bibid: 9944307113503681
PublisherUniversity of Pennsylvania
- ca. 1543
Ledger of debtors and creditors of the Medici family for the years 1532-1543. 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 Opera di Santa Maria del Fiore (p. 3); the Spedale e Spedalino di Santa Maria Novella (p. 17), a Florentine church which also offered medical help to pilgrims and those in need; and the Arte della lana (p. 20), one of the most important guilds of Florence.
- Ms. codex.
- Title supplied by cataloger.
- Forms part of: Gondi-Medici Business Records.
WatermarkSimilar to Briquet, Fleche, 6299 (Florence, 1518-28).
Extent144 leaves : 334 x 231 mm. bound to 342 x 231 mm. +
FoliationPaper, i (parchment) + 144 leaves + i (parchment); versos numbered 1-84, [85-144], contemporary foliation in ink, modern foliation in pencil, upper left verso; rectos numbered [i], i-lxxxiiii, [lxxxv-cxxxxiii], upper right recto (leaves after p. 84 are blank but ruled). Each opening has a matched arabic numeral on the left and a roman numeral on the right. A 17th-century note, containing names of creditors and debtors from 1455 to 1650, is laid into the manuscript.
BindingContemporary vellum, no. 142 on spine; the heading Q[uadern]o di cassa diciottesimo, no. 285, on upper cover; lower cover with remnants of leather ties wraps around upper cover with leather strap; decorative leatherwork on spine.
- Sold by Bernard M. Rosenthal, 1961.
- Arte della lana (Guild : Florence, Italy)
- Accounting--Italy--16th century
- Credit records
- Ledgers (account books)
- Manuscripts, Italian--16th century
- Manuscripts, Renaissance
- 16th century
- Financial records
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