Le Monde illustré was a leading 19th-century illustrated newsmagazine in France. It was in many ways similar to its contemporary English-language newsmagazine, the Illustrated London News.
Many of the highly realistic prints published in the medium of wood-engraving were actually made from photographs, at a time when photographic reproduction in print was not technically feasible until the late nineteenth century. Among its artists was Hector Giacomelli.
Lithographs and engravings 
Saigō Takamori (seated, in Western uniform), surrounded by his officers, in samurai attire. News article in Le Monde illustré, 1877.
French colonies in 1891.
1. Panorama of Lac-Kaï, French outpost in China.
2. Yun-nan, in the quay of Hanoi.
3. Flooded street of Hanoi.
4. Landing stage of Hanoi
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