Saturday, December 24, 2005

The Matador Manual

Tauromaquia o arte de torear á caballo y á pie by José Delgado y Gálvez is online at the University of Mannheim Mateo website. (something like: 'Bullfighting using a horse and one's feet')

It was originally published at the end of the 18th century and after Professor Gálvez's death a new edition was released in 1804 which included 30 lithographic plates that were made by a fan of bullfighting. I've selected some of the less gory examples.


Anonymous said...

A more accurate translation for the title would be "Tauromaquia, or the art of bullfighting on horseback and on foot".

By the way, this is an incredible, fascinating and magical blog. I'm in awe. 8)

peacay said...

Thanks for the accuracy and for the kind words. I was just having a bit of a stab in the dark.

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