L'Univers illustré

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Front-page from 1863

L'Univers illustré was a French language weekly periodical published in Paris, France, between 1858 and 1900.

History and profile[edit]

L'Univers illustré was established by Michel Lévy (1821–1875) and after Michel's death taken over by his brother Calmann, who went on to become the founder of the Calmann-Lévy publishing house. The magazine was merged with La Vie illustrée in 1900.


  • Jean-Pierre Bacot, La presse illustrée au XIXe siècle: une histoire oubliée, Presses Univ. Limoges, 2005.

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