"L'Imprimeur Lithographe et L'Imprimeur en Taille-Douce", Bineteau, P.
Subject: Cartographic Miscellany
Period: 1870 (circa)
Color: Hand Color
14.1 x 10.8 inches
35.8 x 27.4 cm
This scene depicts both the lithography and intaglio printing processes used during the 19th century. At left, a man begins the lithography process by preparing the stone. At center, another man rolls ink onto the stone while a boy begins to turn a large wooden wheel that will press the paper onto the image. The right half of the scene shows the intaglio printing process, with a man blotting ink onto an engraved copper plate. Beside him another man cranks the press to compress the paper onto the plate.
A few short tears in top blank margin, far from image, closed on verso.