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|Illustration No.||1  |
|Engraver||Unknown (reproduced by process)|
|Title Caption||THE HISTORY OF DON QVICHOTE. The first parte.|
|Part||Part I, Madrid 1605|
|Chapter||01. Title page|
01.1 Engraved title page
Process / Photomechanical technique
|Color||Black and white|
|Page Number||f. title page|
|Image Dimension||140 x 100|
|Page Dimension||223 x 145|
|Commentary||Don Quixote mounted upon Rocinante and Sancho on his donkey; both perfectly characterized.
Don Quixote as a knight errant, with the basin on his head and a lance-pennant (as Knight of the Lions; detail taken from the second part).
Sancho with a whip and his sword. In the background, a wind-mill.
Don Quixote's iconography is already clearly and well-established.
A pedestal with the title has been included in such a way that the whole representation seems an equestrian classical sculpture.
|Notes||1 - Reproduced after London: Blounte, 1620.|