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Image 1880-Barcelona-Espasa-01-003-i 
Illustration No. 1     
Illustrator Estevanillo 
Engraver Estevanillo 
Title Caption  
Title Supplied Don Quixote and Sancho's portraits represented in medals and don Quixote's library 
Part Part I, Madrid 1605  
Chapter Chapter 1 
Illustration Type Head vignette
Technique Burin engraving
Etching (acquaforte)
Color Black and white 
Page Number
Image Dimension 307 x 206 
Page Dimension 340 x 240 
Commentary The same plate includes a headpiece and a initial; both elements are joined by vegetal ornaments.
The headpiece includes the representation of two medals with don Quixote and Sancho's portraits, the heads of Rocinante and Sancho's donkey and different elements from the novel (arms, helmet, lance, basin, wineskin, chivalry novels, sword...), all surrounded by grotesques.
The initial "E" includes an image of don Quixote's library with chivalry books and arms.
The result is highly decorative.