J.J. Grandville's Un Autre Monde (1844) - all the images
Grandville (1803-1847), whose real name was Jean Ignace Isidore Gérard, was a caricaturist later recognized as a grandfather of Surrealism. Un Autre Monde (1844) describes a parallel world created by three sleazy demiurges named Dr. Krackq, Dr. Puff and Dr. Hahblle. Each also travels within the world, describing its people and their customs. Obviously, the "other" world is a thinly-veiled parody of our own. Unfortunately, time has thickened the veil, and a lot of the political and cultural allusions have been lost, or at least have become a lot harder to work out.

Some of the illustrations in the book have since become very famous, and Sir John Tenniel and many cartoonists from Punch borrowed very heavily from his imagery.

I'd been meaning to upload this for ages. What finally motivated me to get off my ass is the upcoming graphic novel "Grandville" by Bryan Talbot, about an alternate 1800s (i.e., Steampunk) populated by anthropomorphic animals, inspired by another book of Grandville's called the Private and Public Life of Animals.

Apologies for the quality of some pages. I had to photograph them because scanning them would destroy the spine. I photographed many pages twice.
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