JF Ptak Science Books LLC Post 926This is a simple image-only post relating the four wood engraved illustrations from the rare Spanish work by Conde (Pedro) Garcia, Verdadera Albeyteria, printed in Madrid in 1685. They were beautiful works, if not exactly correct, or terribly useful--not in the great traditions of veterinary (& etc.) anatomists like Andres Laguna, Leonardo or Vesalius. Oddly enough, Garcia didn't seem to draw on the very accomplished work of Carlos Ruini (b. ca. 1530-1598) whose earlier work, "Anatomia del cavallo, infermit, et suoi rimedii", was a standard font of anatomical and medicinal information on the horse for 75 years. But the illustrations are compelling, and beautiful. Just not very helpful.
"...This most noble beast is the most beautiful, the swiftest and of the highest courage of domesticated animals. His long mane and tail adorn and beautify him. He is of a fiery temperament, but good tempered, obedient, docile and well-mannered."--Conde Garcia.
And the bleeding chart: