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[picture: Front Cover, El Mundo Ilustrado]

El Mundo Ilustrado was a Spanish periodical that was published from 1879 to 1892, aimed at wealthier middle-class people who knew about other countries. Originally published every two weeks, thirty-two pages at a time, the magazine included serialized novels as well as illustrations from famous artists and engravers; many of the articles were translated from other languages. There are even fold-out pictures.

The single undated volume that I have was sitting on a filing cabinet in a second-hand bookshop in Lisbon, Livraria Sá da Costa, which was next door to a hotel where I had to stay overnight because of a missed flight. Apparently there may have been coloured plates in the book at one time, but my copy lacks these.

Title: El Mundo Ilustrado

Published by: Espasa y Compañía

City: Barcelona

Date: 1883

Total items: 10

Out of copyright (called public domain in the USA), hence royalty-free for all purposes usage credit requested, or as marked.

Some sample images

[picture: Quinta Giustiniani en Pádua]

Quinta Giustiniani en Pádua

The caption, Quinta Giustiniani en Pádua, means Giustiniani farmhouse in Padua; the Giustiniani family were originally in Venice; Padua is some forty kilometres (25 miles) from Venice. [more...] [$]

[picture: Fraile mendicante, en Venecia.]

Fraile mendicante, en Venecia.

A mendicant friar begging on the streets of Venice. The illustration accompanies an article about Venice. In it, we see a long narrow street, less than six feet wide, paved with flagstones. The buildings are a little run-down, with bricks visible in places beneath the plaster; in the foreground a man stands wearing a monk’s habit and sandals; in his [...] [more...] [$]

[picture: Basilica St. Anthony,  Padua]

Basilica St. Anthony, Padua

The early fourteenth-century cathedral of Saint Anthony in Padua, drawn I think form the South-East. [$]

[picture: September]

September

This full-page illustration shows, in the middle but at some distance, two women picking grapes, surrounded by a circular grapevine and a large Grecian urn. Above them are birds on the wing. In the foreground a barefoot youth, perhaps an older teen or a young man, is offering a bunch of grapes to a smaller child, also barefoot and facing away from us. [...] [more...] [$]

[picture: Hop-o-My-Thumb: The miniature children arrived at the house]

Hop-o-My-Thumb: The miniature children arrived at the house

Cuentos de Perrault.—caga-chitas: Llegaron á una casa de donde la luz salia, Hamaron á la puerta, y una buena mujer que vino á abrirles... [more...] [$]


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El Mundo Ilustrado was a Spanish periodical that was published from 1879 to 1892, aimed at wealthier middle-class people who knew about other countries. Originally published every two weeks, thirty-two pages at a time, the magazine included serialized novels as well as illustrations from famous artists and engravers; many of the articles were translated from other languages. There are even fold-out pictures.

The single undated volume that I have was sitting on a filing cabinet in a second-hand bookshop in Lisbon, Livraria Sá da Costa, which was next door to a hotel where I had to stay overnight because of a missed flight. Apparently there may have been coloured plates in the book at one time, but my copy lacks these.


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