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Image 1852-London-Willoughby-01-007 
Illustration No. 1   2    
Illustrator Tony Johannot 
Engraver Prosper-Adolphe-Léon Cherrier 
Title Caption  
Title Supplied Symbols of don Quixote 
Part Part I, Madrid 1605  
Chapter Chapter 1 
Illustration Type Head vignette
Technique Wood engraving or Xylography
Color Black and white 
Volume I (bound with vol. II in tome I) 
Page Number
Image Dimension 50 x 95 
Page Dimension 214 x 135 
Commentary Several elements alluding to don Quixote and his adventures: shield, gauntlet, basin (Manbrino's helmet), sword, lance, saddle, books...; also a jester scepter and and owl.
The jester scepter may allude to the Comedy genre used by Cervantes, but also remembers the bojiganga.
The owl is used as a symbol of Chivalry novels.
Good headpiece. 
Notes 1 - Reprint of Johannot's illustration for Paris: Dubochet, 1836-37.