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illustrated book from 1906, includes chapter on Camino

Jeff Titelius

Active Member
Camino(s) past & future
Frances (León to Santiago) 2018
Came across this today and thought I should share the link...Northern Spain by Edgar Wigram. It is color illustrated and you will all recognize some of the landmarks.
https://archive.org/details/northernspain00wigruoft
Oh I love old books. This is fabulous and the illustrations are superb!! I wish I could find an original!! Thank you so much for sharing this treasure!!
 

JillGat

la tierra encantada
Camino(s) past & future
C. Frances
SJPP - Finisterre - Muxia, May 2016
C. Frances, Sept 2017
Via de La Plata (spring, 2019)
I ordered one right away on Amazon. What a treasure. Thanks for sharing.
 

Theatregal

Veteran Member
Camino(s) past & future
So far...
2012 ~ 2018
The illustrations are wonderful. I looked at the one of the St. James Gate, Lugo and thought, hmmm...I've photographed this very spot...as I'm sure many of us have of sites along the camino 😊

51596 51597
 

Pelegrin

Veteran Member
Camino(s) past & future
Primitivo June 2013
SJPP - Logroño June 2014
Ingles July2016
Very interesting book Thank you.
The author tells that in Spain letters B and V have the same pronunciation and quotes poet Martial "The Spaniards are happy because there "vivere ist bibere" (to live is to drink).
I didn´t know that this way of pronunciation came from Roman times.
Also interesting for me is Betanzos having electric lamps in 1906.
 

Doti

Grateful Member
Camino(s) past & future
Primitivo (2016)
Camino Madrid (planned 2017)
Glad so many enjoyed this. I spent a few hours reading and tracing the route they took. I think they may have been on bicyles, which was of interest to me too. When I have more time I may try to create a map of their route just for fun and to see if the route is still viable.
 

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