The rank and wealth of Havana nobility seem to be indicated by the distances of their horses from the body of the carriage in which they ride. Upon the opposite page is a correct sketch of the nobleman’s street-traveling outfit. The wheels are ponderous clumsy things like those of a common cart – the shifts are about 25 ft. in length, and the liveried negro on the lead horse is beyond calling distance of his lord. [Drawing described.]
Original journal dimensions: 10 x 16.5 cm.
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John Muir, journals, drawings, writings, travel, journaling, naturalist