Image 1863Paris-Hachette-01-079 
Illustration No. 1     
Illustrator Paul Gustave Louis Christophe Doré 
Engraver Héliodore Joseph Pisan 
Title Caption  
Title Supplied Don Quixote promises 
Part Part I, Madrid 1605  
Chapter Chapter 25 
Subject 25.3 DQ’s letter to Dulcinea
Illustration Type Head vignette
Technique Wood engraving or Xylography
Color Black and white 
Page Number 180 
Image Dimension 126 x 188 
Page Dimension 433 x 313 
Commentary Very original illustration; Sancho accepts to take don Quixote's love letter for Dulcinea to El Toboso in exchange for three donkeys.
Don Quixote appears accompanied by Cupid (inspiring him the love letter) and Sancho, imagining the donkeys (more than three), by Mercury (as god of couriers and messengers).
Excellent drawing and engraving.