Chalcography

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Chalcography The act or art of engraving on copper or brass, especially of engraving for printing.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n chalcography The art of engraving on copper or steel plates. Commonly called line-engraving, because it is chiefly by combinations of lines, simple or crossed, that the engraver imitates textures, etc.
    • n chalcography A collection of engraved plates and prints. The chalcography of the Louvre was established by Louis XIV. and contains now about 6,000 plates from which impressions are still made and sold.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Chalcography kal-kog′ra-fi the art of engraving on copper or brass
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Gr. chalko`s copper, brass + -graphy,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Gr. chalkos, copper, graphein, to write.