The Progress of Engraving. The First Works Containing Ornithological Plates. Information about Fauna Given in Descriptions of Countries and in Travel Books up to the Last Quarter of the 17th Century
While the art of engraving designs on metal plates is an ancient one, it was only towards the middle of the 15th century that the process of taking impressions from such plates began to be adapted to artistic purposes. Masterpieces were soon produced by means of the new technique; and with Albrecht Dürer, in particular, the art of engraving entered upon a period of greatness in the beginning of the 16th century.
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