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Image 1859-Barcelona-Gorchs-02-004 
Illustration No. 1     
Illustrator L. Estebanillo (Estevanillo) 
Engraver L. Estebanillo (Estevanillo) 
Title Caption  
Title Supplied Cervantes' bust and initial C with Cide Hamete 
Part Part II, Madrid 1615  
Chapter Chapter 1 
Illustration Type Head vignette
Technique Wood engraving or Xylography
Color Black and white 
Volume II 
Page Number
Image Dimension 295 x 210 
Page Dimension 435 x 300 
Commentary The illustration includes two elements (both joined by vegetal elements): a headpiece and an initial.
The headpiece presents Cervantes' bust crowned with laurel wreaths by the Fame and by several gentlemen (one of them reading Don Quixote). It also appears a wingged female figure lashing and expelling some writers who envy Cervantes' fame (envy is represented by the snakes).
The whole illustration is excellent and has been concived with great originality.
The initial "C" includes the representation of Cide Hamete Benengeli. 
Notes 1 - L. Estebanillo has signed the most of the initials of this edition as "Estevanillo". The plate is signed in Barcelona, 1859.