chalcography

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chalcography

(kælˈkɒɡrəfɪ)
n
(Art Terms) the art of engraving on copper or brass
chalˈcographer, chalˈcographist n
chalcographic, ˌchalcoˈgraphical adj

chalcography

1. Archaic. the art of engraving on copper plates, especially for printing.
2. the art of drawing with chalks or pastels.
See also: Drawing
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He has pointed the way to rich mines for other biographical, bibliographical, and chalcographical scholars to dig and has given interpretive scholars a more solid ground on which to stand.