Collection: Antique Copper Engravings

The copperplate engraving is an intaglio printing technique.
Classical copperplate engraving emerged in Germany the early15th century. Goldsmiths who wanted to control the use of the various designs engraved on gold and silver plates, made an impression of the design on paper. Gradually they started to reproduce these images in their own right
The design or image is engraved into the copper plate, the ink is carefully applied, and then the remains of the ink are wiped off the surface of the plate, leaving the ink in the grooves of the engraving. The plate is covered with a humid sheet of paper and the image is printed under a very high pressure in a printing press.

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  • 'Mr Fitzwilliam' - Antique Copper Engraving, 1822
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  • 'The Common Heron' - Antique Copper Engraving, circa 1780
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  • 'The Eagle of Monte Video and The Peronoptere' - Antique Copper Engraving, circa 1808
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  • 'The Chacal and The Chacal of Senegal' - Antique Copper Engraving, circa 1825
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  • 'A Frontispiece' - Antique Copper Engraving, circa 1714
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  • 'Bush Antelope' - Antique Copper Engraving, 1816
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  • 'The Pougoune' - Antique Copper Engraving, 1825
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  • 'Pegasse of Angola' - Antique Copper Engraving, circa 1825
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  • 'American Argali' - Antique Copper Engraving, 1827
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  • 'The Cape Cat of Forster. The Yagouaroundi of D'Azara' - Antique Copper Engraving, circa 1825
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  • 'The Engagement Between the Monmouth and the Foudroyant' - Antique Copper Engraving, circa 1780
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  • 'The Battle of Belgrade' - Antique Copper Engraving, 1798
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  • The Steyne, Brighton - Antique Copper Engraving, circa 1810
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  • Rottingdean - Antique Copper Engraving, circa 1810
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  • #3 of Three Military Inspired Designs - Copper Engraving, circa 1775
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  • #2 of Three Military Inspired Designs - Copper Engraving, circa 1775
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