Image 1700-1706London-01-001 
Illustration No. 1     
Illustrator Frederik Bouttats (copied) 
Engraver Michael van der Gucht 
Title Caption Don Quixote Dubb'd a Knight Errant by the Innkeeper 
Title Supplied  
Part Part I, Madrid 1605  
Chapter Chapter 3 
Subject 3.3 Fight with muleteer
3.4 DQ knighted at inn by innkeeper
Illustration Type Chapter illustration
Technique Burin engraving
Color Black and white 
Page Number f.p. 11 
Image Dimension 143 x 90 
Page Dimension 177 x 110 
Commentary This illustration is a copy of that by Bouttats (Amberes: Verdussen, 1672 - 1673). The episode did not appear among the 24 illustrated by Savery (Dordrecht: Savery, 1657). Two different scenes. The first one is in the background: don Quixote fights with the muleteers during the vigil of his arms; the second one is in the foreground: don Quixote is knighted by the innkeeper while doña Molinera fits his spurs and doña Tolosa his sword. The boy whith a candle that appears in Cervantes' text is missing.
Illustration done with few details and with very basic burin lines. 
Notes Cushing's copy appears newly guillotined and titles are partial or totally cut. We have taken them from another complete copy.
In our copy the frontispieces for Part I and Part II are missing. They were both the same: a copy engraved and signed by Michael van der Gucht of that by Savery for Part I (Dordrecht: Savery, 1657). Michael van der Gucht included under the right pedestal Merlin's medallion, that appears in Savery's Part II frontispiece.

Michael van der Gucht (Amberes, 1660 - London, 1725): Flemish school engraver disciple of Frederik Bouttats in Amberes. He married Maria van Haghenberg in Amsterdam in 1682 and traveled to London to work for David Loggan. He was wellknown due to his anatomical figures and his illustration for the "England History" by Carendon. It is highlighted his "Savage portrait" (Benezit: 1976, V, 261).

Frederik Bouttats "the Young" (? - 1676): Engraver in Amberes, he is one of the most important of 17th century. He engraved portraits of artists and personalities of his own time )Louis XIII, Felipe II King of Spain, Cristina Queen of Sweden, Cromwell, the Duke of Brabant, the architect L. van Heil, the painters J.-B. van Heil and David Ryckaert...), religious subjects and illustrations for several editions ("Images of men of spirit", 1649). In 1643, he was part of the Guild of Saint Luke in Amberes. He had twenty-four sons and daughters; some of them were engravers for publishers in Amberes and Colonia (Benezit: 1976, II, 249).