[Gondi-Medici miscellany] [manuscript].

[Italy, ca. 1370-1799]
119 leaves : parchment and paper ; 280-315 x 210-230 mm. + 1 note.

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Arrighi family.
Gondi family.
Gondi, Alessandro di Bernardo.
Gondi, Giovanbattista.
Medici family.
Medici, House of -- Archives.
Medici, Bernardo d'Alamanno de'.
Bardi, Giovanni de', conte di Vernio, 1534-1612.
Lenzi family.
Civil law -- Italy.
Inheritance and succession -- Italy.
Real property.
Saint-Germain-des-Prés (Paris, France : Quarter).
Credit records.
Legal documents.
Notarial documents.
Manuscripts, European.
Manuscripts, Latin -- 14th century.
Manuscripts, Latin -- 15th century.
Manuscripts, Latin -- 16th century.
Manuscripts, Latin -- 17th century.
Manuscripts, Latin -- 18th century.
Manuscripts, Italian -- 16th century.
Manuscripts, Italian -- 17th century.
Manuscripts, Italian -- 18th century.
Manuscripts, French -- 17th century.
Manuscripts, Renaissance.
Italian and Latin, with two documents in French.
Miscellany consisting of roughly 30 financial documents, mostly related to the Gondi family, concentrated in the 16th, 17th and 18th centuries, with some documents in the 14th and 15th centuries. The documents in Italian are almost all dated in the 17th century. The documents are nested, so the pages of a single document are not necessarily consecutive. Divided into two main sections, one with Gondi documents (f. 308r-393r) and the other with Medici documents (f. 394r-448v). Discusses financial transactions, including real estate, inheritances, records of payments, settlements, inventories, and so on. Many pages contain marginal notes in Italian in another hand. An interesting inventory, belonging to Bernardo di Carlo Gondi, dated 1609, lists works by Michelangelo, Andrea del Sarto, Giovanni Sogliani, Daniello di Volterra, Raffael, Parmigiano, Giotto and Giulio Romano, Donatello, and drawings by the architect Giuliano di Francesco Gamberti (f. 316r-317v). Also of interest are 2 vellum documents in French, one a cessation of property in Saint-Germain-des-Prés in Paris by Giovanni Battista di Geronimo Gondi to Lisabetta Gondi, dated 1605 (f. 308r-309v, 334r-335v), and the other a discussion of a settlement between Cornelia Doni (also referred to as Gorini), dated 1617-1621 (f. 339r-340v, 355r-356r). Other documents include a legal compromise, dated 1604, concerning the inheritance of Giovanbattista Gondi (f. 313r-314v, 326r); property and alimony deals, dated 1613, of Maria Niccolini de Ricci purchasing real estate from Alessandro di Bernardo Gondi (f. 336r-v, 361r); a note, dated 1646, concerning debts, notarized by French notaries (f. 338r); a legal document, dated 1647, concerning moneylending between Federigo Gondi and the Medici family (f. 343r-346v, 353r); a petition from the nunnery of the Solita(?) to have Gherardo Silvani, father of a young postulant, pay the second installment of her dowry (f. 347r-352r); records of debts between Florentine merchants who traded currencies in the fair of Bisenzone (f. 362r-363v, 392r); a property deal for a country house belonging to Giovanbattista Gondi, paid with financing (f. 364r- 365v, 390r); ratification of and statements concerning property (f. 366r-375v, 379r-388r); records of arbitration, ca. 1370, in favor of Silvestro d'Alamanno Medici, involving members of the Arrighi family (f. 424r-429r); and detached records of all of the debts (f. 447r-v) and assets (f. 448r) of Bernardo d'Alamanno de Medici, with a column of figures along the recto. The present manuscript, whose foliation starts with f. 308, was probably part of a larger volume, now missing. Contains notarial signatures throughout.
Ms. codex.
Title supplied by cataloger.
Foliation: Paper and parchment, 119 leaves: 308-311, [i], 312-315, [i], 316-319, [i], 320-323, [i], 324-337, [i], 338-343, 346-413, 423-430, 447-448. Contemporary foliation in ink in upper right recto, modern foliation in pencil in lower right recto.
Script: Written in a variety of cursive hands.
Decoration: Stamp of a seal with 3 flowers and the phrase "hinc odor et virtus" (f. 352r, 390r, and 392r) in black and brown ink; stamp of a seal of a tower topped with an 8-pointed star, with the word "Impervia" underneath (f. 399v).
Binding: Gatherings roughly sewn together, no cover.
Origin: Written in Italy, in various places, in the 14th-18th centuries.
Forms part of: Gondi-Medici Business Records.
Penn Provenance:
Sold by Bernard M. Rosenthal, 1963.
Cited in:
Described in Zacour, Norman P. and Hirsch, Rudolf. Catalogue of Manuscripts in the Libraries of the University of Pennsylvania to 1800: Supplement A (4), Library Chronicle 37 (1971), no. 1, p. 11-12 (Ms. Lea 526).
Cited as:
UPenn Ms. Codex 1546.
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