The first Spanish illustrated weekly, in the style of the French 'Illustration' and the 'Illustrated London News'. Directed by Don Angel Fernandez de los Rios. Issues of 8 pp., each with woodcut illustrations in the text, from the second year onw. enlarging to half- and often full-page illustrations, of Spanish but also of European interest. Collation of the set is very difficult because of frequent mistakes in the pagination, but apart from 2 issues in which we could ascertain that a few pages are missing, the set makes the impression of being complete; some browning and paperspotting due to the quality of the papers; some sporadic tears repaired with tape, but generally a set in good condition. This periodical was the precursor to 'La Ilustracion Espanola y Americana'.