Medium Document: archival Spain
City Valladolid | Region Castilla-León | Old kingdom Castile
These details are from the inventory of the possessions of don Rodrigo Sarmiento de la Cerda and Villandrando, Count of Salinas and Count of Ribadeo (1580)
This is an inventory of a fine collection of musical instruments and accessories. See the complete document for all details. The original text is in Document D0363. This English translation is abbreviated. The instruments of relevance here are:
• An ivory lute with ebony spacers [200 r]
• An ebony vihuela with inlays and carved rose with an inscription at the top that says “Diego del Castillo”. [violero] [3 ducats]
• A vihuela with ebony ribs and its deep rosette “lazo hondo”, [3 ducats]
• A vihuela with ebony ribs with a carved rosette, with an inscription that says Diego Portillo [= regidor of Valladolid, husband of María de Aranda] [3 ducats]
• A large vihuela with walnut ribs and the coat of arms of the Sarmientos and a inlay on the back [34 reais witheld from sale]
• An ebony guitar with deep rosette with an inscription on its head “Juan Rodriguez” [violero from Madrid] with its case [3 ducats, withheld from sale]
• A small walnut lute with a scroll on the pegbox and an inscription that says Juan de Villalpando [violero] [ducat and a half out from witheld]
• An ebony vihuela with a vaulted back with a deep rosette by Sebastian Rodriguez with a cloth-lined case [16 ducats]
• An empty vihuela case
Dadson, Trevor. “Music Books and Instruments in Spanish Golden-Age Inventories: The Case of Don Juan de Borja (1607)”. Early Music Printing and Publishing in The Iberian World. Ed. Iain Fenlon and Tess Knighton. Kassel: Edition Reichenberger, 2006. 95-116.
Romanillos, José Luis and Marian Harris Winspear. The Vihuela de mano and the Spanish Guitar: A Dictionary of the Makers of Plucked and Bowed Musical Instruments of Spain (1200-2002). Guijosa (Guadalajara): Sanguino Press, 2002.