JAIC 2003, Volume 42, Number 3, Article 4 (pp. 419 to 424)
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Journal of the American Institute for Conservation
JAIC 2003, Volume 42, Number 3, Article 4 (pp. 419 to 424)

A HISTORICAL MAP-PRINTING TECHNIQUE: WAX ENGRAVING

NANCY PURINTON


ABSTRACT—Wax engraving was a printing process used to make thousands of maps, technical drawings, business forms, and some artworks from the mid-19th century to the mid-20th century. This article provides a technical description of the wax-engraving process and identification characteristics of maps printed by this process.
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Article Sections:

1. INTRODUCTION
2. TECHNICAL PROCESS
3. IDENTIFICATION
4. CONCLUSIONS
a: References , Author Information
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