La Tauromaquia (Delteil 224-256; Harris 204-236)

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La Tauromaquia (Delteil 224-256; Harris 204-236)
the tauromaquia sheets: 31.4 x 44.5 cm
(i) The complete set of 33 etchings with burnished aquatint and lavis, drypoint and engraving, printed in dark umber ink, the richly printed aquatints displayed to full, tonal effect, on fine laid papers; (ii) Five etchings after Velazquez (Harris 12-16), very good to pale impressions; (iii) 90 hand-coloured lithographs after H. Bellange, political and satirical items from the French and English press including Vanity Fair, many popular prints and four gouache views
$644,243 *
(i) Very fine to fine impressions from the First Edition, published by the artist, Madrid, 1816, Plate 23 with a Serra watermark, the full sheets, mounted within a 19th-century ledger; (ii) Published in the First or Second Editions (1778-9 and circa 1815-20); (iii) The ledger bound in marbled half boards and green suede spine and corners, paper end pages watermarked Hudelist