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|Named Person:||House of Medici; Andrea de' Medici; Vincenzo de' Medici|
|Material Type:||Manuscript, Internet resource|
|Document Type:||Book, Archival Material, Internet Resource|
Title supplied by cataloger.
Foliation: Paper, i (paper) + 273 + i (paper); each folio has the same number on both recto and verso; rectos numbered , 2-224, [225-228], 229-259, [260-273], contemporary numeration in ink, modern numeration in pencil, upper right verso; versos numbered 1-224, [225-228], 229-259, [260-273], contemporary numeration in ink, modern numeration in pencil, upper left verso (leaves 194-201, 227-228, 260-273 are blank but ruled).
Layout: Written in 3 columns with vertical bounding lines in lead; the smaller column on the left with the number of the debt or credit, the large central column with a brief description of the debt or credit, including the name of the counterparts, and the smaller one on the right with the amount of the debt or credit in arabic numerals. In certain cases the large central column contains itemized accounts of a transaction within one entry. Memoranda written in long lines.
Script: Written in a cursive script, perhaps by multiple hands, including some of the counterparts, who signed their names at the end of the memoranda.
Watermark: Similar to Briquet, Agneau pascal 48 (Florence, 1498); Sirene 13894 (Pisa, 1597); Homme 7629 (Rome, 1566); and unidentified watermark containing a lion and a crown.
Binding: Contemporary vellum, no. 67 on spine; the heading Giornale e ricordi, letter C with decorative penwork on upper cover; lower cover with remnants of leather ties wraps around upper cover; decorative leatherwork on spine.
Origin: Written in Italy between 1605 (f. 1r) and 1633 (f. 193r).
Forms part of: Gondi-Medici Business Records.
|Description:||273 leaves : paper ; 332 x 235 mm. bound to 345 x 237 mm.|