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MARTIN (Admiral Sir Henry Byam, 1803-1865). Diario manuscrito inédito de un viaje a caballo por Andalucía, desde abril - mayo de 1832.
20 x 13cm. 58 páginas escritas a pluma o lapiz, con un dibujo. Muchas hojas sin rellenar. Holandesa de época con puntos, etiqueta manuscrita en lomera ‘Journal H.B. Martin 1832 Spain’. Martin habia llegado en España en noviembre de 1831, y esto es su diario de las últimas semanas de su estancia: Cádiz, 4 de abril – Cádiz, 13 mayo, 1832, con descripciones de una excursión hecho en compañía de Sir William Eden, Bt. (1803-1870), el gran amigo de Richard Ford y a quien Ford dedica ‘Handbook to Spain’. Ford no figura en el diario, pero de sus cartas sabemos que acompañaba a Eden y Martin en ocasión; ‘‘…Ford was enjoying the agreeable company of Sir William Eden and Captain Martin, who had arrived to winter in Seville; before long, shooting expeditions were organised’ (Robertson, biografía de Ford, p.91. Véanse nos xx y xx arriba). Cádiz á Málaga via Ronda con descripciones de Cádiz, Puerto Santa María Jerez de la Frontera, Arcos (El Bosque), Grazalema, Ronda, Málaga, Vélez Málaga, Alhama, Granada (24pp.), Loja, Málaga/Marbella, Estepona. Hace referencia a José María Torrijos, Robert Boyd, Mariana Pineda, José María Temperanillo, el Capitán General Vicente González Moreno y los cónsules británicos de Cádiz (Sir John MacPherson Brackenbury, 1778-1847) y de Málaga (William Mark, 1782-1849).En cuatro páginas al final anota lugares visitados, con distancias, tiempos de viaje y gastos generales de todo su estancia en España: ‘diligencias, fondas, mozos, mulas, caballos, desde su llegada en Irún, pasando por Bilbao, Vittoria, Pamplona, Tudela, Zaragoza, Lérida, Tortosa, Valencia, Madrid (‘Housekeeping from 13th Nov to 7th Dec - 620’), Segovia, Sevilla (‘500 cigars-320’), Badajoz, Lisboa y de nuevo Sevilla (‘Steamer from Seville to San Lucar - 104’), Jerez, Ronda y Cádiz, donde empieza el diario. En una página aparte, apunta gastos incurridos después de que Eden le deja en Granada – ‘Bill at the Fonda de Comuneros Granada 12 days, 380 [reales], a pair of trousers,120, a pair of boots, 70, Servants for 18 days, 50, 2 horses from Granada to Málaga to go in 18 hours, 240, At Cádiz 10 days, 250’ y terminando con ‘Passage in steam packet from Cádiz to Falmouth &28’.´Jerez ‘The church [de la Cartuja], contains several pictures by Zurbarán, I think 3 large and 2 small ones…In the refectory there is a very beautiful Christ by Zurbaran but in the most dreadful condition, and very soon will be entirely destroyed if care is not taken. We returned to Xerez, and called upon Mr Gordon [. He] took us round his wine stores and judging from the quantity of sherry we saw, which is but a very small portion of what Xerez contains, there is no immediate chance of a rarity of that commodity. The sherry wine is grown principally at a distance of one to two leagues from this place, it is all made in a small house which stands upon its own vineyard and it is always exposed to the sun from 12 to 24 hours after the grape is squeezed. The consumption of England supports the trade being very far greater than that of the other countries put together. The Americans are now beginning to import a little…There are 3 different sorts, the pale, brown and medium or what Brackenbury calls the consul’s sherry par excellence. And several other sorts of wine are produced from the same grape – the amontillado is I think a delicious wine, dry, rather lighter than sherry and of the colour of sauterne or but a little darker. Manzanilla is another wine made from the same grape but I think too dry or bitter to be agreeable. There are 2 sweet wines very delicious also made here. The highest priced wine is &100 per butt, but this is but rarely sent and is so little better than that at &80 that none but connoisseurs would detect the difference. The cheapest sherry is at about &35 a butt. The best wine that is sent to England is generally 12 yrs old when shipped. It is fixed in cork with Fuller’s earth & Mr G says there is nothing so good as the white of egg for fixing before bottling…Little depends on the vintages as they have so much wine of the finest kind in store that they can always make the new wine good by doctoring and mixing'. Pidanos más transcripciones del texto. Envíos para España: el pago contra reembolso conlleva un recargo de 4 Euros.

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