Details: This poster is of an engraving of a Royal Bullfight in Plaza Mayor in Madrid. It shows a few matadors fighting a bull in the ring.
Bullfighting also known as tauromachy, is a traditional spectacle of Spain, Portugal, some cities in southern France, and several Latin American countries, in which one or more live bulls are ritually killed in a bullring as a public spectacle. A nonlethal variant stemming from Portuguese influence is practised on the Tanzanian island of Pemba. The tradition, as it is practised today, involves professional toreros (toureiros in Portuguese; also referred to as toreadors in English), who execute various formal moves in order to subdue the bull itself. Such maneuvers are performed at close range, and can result in injury or even death of the performer. The bullfight usually concludes with the death of the bull by a sword thrust.
This poster is usually printed with a thin white edge border.