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- n. engraving on copper or brass
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The act or art of engraving on copper or brass, especially of engraving for printing.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The art of engraving on copper or steel plates.
- n. 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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They have in their employ some of the very finest line engravers living, and their album of proofs, which I have seen, contains some really magnificent specimens of chalcography.
He first taught his countrymen how to plant, then to build: and having taught them to be useful _without doors_, he then attempted to divert and occupy them _within doors_, by his treatises on chalcography, painting, medals, libraries.