JAIC 2003, Volume 42, Number 3, Article 4 (pp. 419 to 424)
A HISTORICAL MAP-PRINTING TECHNIQUE: WAX ENGRAVING
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.