Account books of Battista De Luco, 1472- 1476

Libro di conti di Battista De Luco

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Ink on paper, original binding in soft parchment (A.S.C.G., Archivio De Ferrari, inv. 346, ms.272)

The manuscript contains the records of Battista de Luco's commercial activities, a typical example of a mid -level exponent of the Genoese merchant class, active on the routes that connected Genoa with the Aegean Sea and the Atlantic, as far as England. Among the recorded activities, the buying and selling of ostrich feathers, wax and fabrics, which took place in Alexandria, Egypt between June 12 and August 25, 1472, is interesting and curious.

The account book is part of the De Ferrari Family Archive, which was received by the Municipality of Genoa in 1927, together with the Brignole Sale Archive.