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[Ledger of Medici accounts]

Author: Domenico Mongai
Publisher: [Italy], 1623-1625.
Edition/Format:   Book : Manuscript   Archival Material : ItalianView all editions and formats
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Ledger of accounts for the Valdinievole farm, property of Andrea de' Medici, written by Domenico di Giovanni Mongai, farm manager of the estate. It includes very detailed accounts of the everyday transactions that result from the management of the farm: examples of such transactions include the purchase of feed for the animals, or food for the farm manager and his wife, the sales of wine and oil to individuals and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Codices
Accounts
Ledgers (account books)
Manuscripts, Italian
Manuscripts, European
Archives
Named Person: House of Medici; Andrea de' Medici
Material Type: Manuscript, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Archival Material, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Domenico Mongai
OCLC Number: 298971245
Language Note: Italian.
Notes: Ms. codex.
Title supplied by cataloger.
Similar accounts for later years appear in Ms. Codex 1320, Rare Book & Manuscript Library, University of Pennsylvania.
Pagination: Paper, i (contemporary paper) + 96 leaves + i (contemporary paper); 1r-1v, 2r-2v, 3r-3v, 4r-4v, 5r-5v, 6r-6v, 7-155, [i], 156-184, contemporary pagination in ink, upper outer corners.
Layout: Written in 2 columns with vertical bounding lines in lead; the large central column with a brief description of the transaction, including the name of the counterparts involved, and the smaller one on the right with the amount received or disbursed.
Script: Written in a cursive script, in the hand of Domenico Mongai.
Watermark: Similar to Briquet, Tete 15719 (Pisa, 1597-1602) but with a slimmer neck and more detailed crown.
Binding: Contemporary vellum, no. 106 on spine; the heading Entrata e uscita e giornale, letter A with decorative penwork and no. 82 on upper cover; sketches and unreadable writing inside lower cover, which wraps around upper cover with remnants of leather ties; decorative leatherwork on spine.
Origin: Written in Italy between 1623 (p. 1) and 1625 (p. 179).
Forms part of: Gondi-Medici Business Records.
Description: 96 leaves : paper ; 347 x 238 mm. bound to 360 x 244 mm.

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Ledger of accounts for the Valdinievole farm, property of Andrea de' Medici, written by Domenico di Giovanni Mongai, farm manager of the estate. It includes very detailed accounts of the everyday transactions that result from the management of the farm: examples of such transactions include the purchase of feed for the animals, or food for the farm manager and his wife, the sales of wine and oil to individuals and other farms, the expenses required to furnish the house or to replace broken pieces of furniture, or those necessary to shoe horses. The author, who writes in the first person, gives also information about donations that he makes to friends of the Medici family when they come and visit the farm, and of the produce that he sends to Andrea de' Medici (typically wine, oil, poultry and eggs).

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