Notes of Historical Importance
Original Serialization: Oct 1869 – Jun 1870 (No Illustrations)
First Hardback Publication: 1871 ( de Neuville / Riou Illustrations)
The Victorian Era: 1837 – 1901
The first illustrated edition was published in 1871 by Hetzel
The original Alphonse de Neuville and Édouard Riou woodcut illustrations were not included until that 1871 Hetzel publication.
All Verne’s actual research and work on the manuscript was done prior to, or during, 1869. Those years were my point of reference for all my technology research. 1835 to 1869.
All my drawing results were checked against what I believe is the best text translation.
Translation I used: Walter James Miller and Frederick Paul Walter from 1993, by the Naval Institute Press in a “completely restored and annotated edition.”