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Image 1756-London-Tonson-02-030 
Illustration No. 1     
Illustrator John Vanderbank 
Engraver Gerard van der Gucht 
Title Caption  
Title Supplied Sancho Panza is armed to defend Barataria Island 
Part Part II, Madrid 1615  
Chapter Chapter 53 
Subject 53.1 Invasion of Barataria
Illustration Type Chapter illustration
Technique Burin engraving
Etching (acquaforte)
Color Black and white 
Volume II 
Page Number f.p. 289 
Image Dimension 250 x 183 
Page Dimension 287 x 225 
Commentary Well-known scene since Savery (Dordrecht: Savery, 1657), but now it is less comical (Sancho does not appears between two shields).
Sancho receives one sword and one shield from several soldiers to defend Barataria Island.
Simple composition without too much drama or movement.
Well-drawn and engraved figures. 
Notes 1 - Same plate from London: Tonson, 1738 Spanish edition and London: Tonson, 1742 English edition.