Codices. Inventories. Property records. Manuscripts, Italian -- 16th century. Manuscripts, Renaissance.
Inventory of property of Bivigliano de' Medici, including real estate (villas, farms, castles and family churches or chapels in Florence and Valdelsa), real property (land and woods) and personal property (cattle and sheep) for the years 1534-44. Often includes a detailed description of the property and instructions for managing it.
Ms. codex. Title supplied by cataloger. Foliation: Paper, 64; 1-64; contemporary pagination in ink, upper right recto (leaves after f.42 are blank but ruled). Layout: Written in 2 or 3 columns with vertical bounding lines in lead; the large column in the center contains a detailed description of the property and sometimes a brief history of it; the smaller columns on the left and on the right sometimes contain arabic numbers or short notes. Script: Written in a cursive script, perhaps by multiple hands. Decoration: Manicule (f.39r). Watermark: Similar to Briquet, Chapeau, 3370 (Florence, 1465-67) but with a more triangular shape below the hat. Binding: Contemporary vellum, no. 9 on spine; no. 52 on upper cover; L[ybro] di beni [?] e altre cose importante di Bivigliano d'Alamanno de' Medici, addi p[rimo] di gennaio on upper cover; lower cover wraps around upper cover; remnants of leather ties, decorative leatherwork on spine. Origin: Written in Florence, between 1534 (f.1r) and 1544 (f.41v). Forms part of: Gondi-Medici Business Records.
Sold by Bernard M. Rosenthal, 1961.
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. 192 (Ms. Lea 216).