Auction 137, Lot 83

"L'Imprimeur Lithographe et L'Imprimeur en Taille-Douce", Bineteau, P.

Subject: Cartographic Miscellany

Period: 1870 (circa)

Publication:

Color: Hand Color

Size:
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.

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Condition: A

A few short tears in top blank margin, far from image, closed on verso.

Estimate: $150 - $200

Sold for: $100

Closed on 9/14/2011

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