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Ms. Codex 1291 - [Ledger of Medici accounts]
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[Ledger of Medici accounts] [manuscript].
[Italy], 1573-1580.
Physical description:
144 leaves : paper ; 327 x 228 mm. bound to 344 x 233 mm. + 1 note.
Ledger of accounts of Andrea di Carlo de' Medici for the years 1573-1580. Often includes the nature of a given transaction and its amount, as well as listing the names of the individuals that act as counterparts in the transaction.
Sold by Bernard M. Rosenthal, 1961.
Medici, Andrea de'.
Accounting - Italy - 16th century.
Form / Genre:
Credit records.
Ledgers (account books)
Manuscripts, Italian - 16th century.
Manuscripts, Renaissance.
Ms. codex.
Title supplied by cataloger.
Foliation: Paper, i (paper) + 144 leaves + i (paper); rectos numbered [i], 2-144, contemporary foliation in ink, modern foliation in pencil, upper right recto; versos numbered 1-144, contemporary foliation in ink, modern foliation in pencil, upper left verso. Arabic and Roman numbers are often mixed, some pages are not numbered..
Layout: Written in 3 columns with vertical bounding lines in lead; the small column on the left with a transaction number; the large central column with a brief description of the transaction and the individual who acts as counterpart in the transaction; the small one on the right with the amount of the asset or liability in Arabic numerals.
Script: Written in a cursive script, perhaps by multiple hands.
Watermark: Similar to Briquet, Homme 7573 (Milan, 1590), but with a more triangular body; and to Armoire 1131 (Florence 1529).
Binding: Contemporary vellum, no. 49 on spine; the heading Ent[rata] et uscita, no. 249, letter A with decorative penwork on upper cover; lower cover wraps around upper cover with leather ties; decorative leatherwork on spine.
Origin: Written in Italy between 1573 (f. 1v) and 1580 (f. 121v).
Forms part of: Gondi-Medici Business Records.
Indexed / Referenced in:
Described in Zacour, Norman P. and Hirsch, Rudolf. Catalogue of Manuscripts in the Libraries of the University of Pennsylvania to 1800 (Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1965), p. 195 (Ms. Lea 237).
Cite as:
UPenn Ms. Codex 1291
Manuscript location:
Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts University of Pennsylvania Ms. Codex 1291

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Collection: Medieval & Renaissance Manuscripts
Facsimile: Yes
Illuminated: No
Illustrated: No
Notated: No
Language: Italian
Century: 16th century
Date: 1573
Genre: Accounts
Genre: Codices
Genre: Credit records
Genre: Ledgers (account books)
Genre: Manuscripts, Italian - 16th century
Subject: Accounting
Subject: Medici, Andrea de'
Geography: Italy
Page material: Paper