Circa 1680 original antique copper master engraving plate from Georg Christoph Eimmart over 300 years old

$49.00

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Offering one plate here

Original Copper plate Engraving

circa 1670-1680.

The sheet measures 4 3/4 X 3 1/4 inches each and are each mounted on a larger sheet of wove paper which measures 8 X 6 inches.

The sheet is in good condition aside from being trimmed to the borders of the image, and light age toning. The larger sheets they are mounted have have minor foxing spots.

Verso is blank


Georg Christoph Eimmart,:

Georg Christoph Eimmart, the younger (22 August 1638 Regensburg – 5 January 1705 Nürnberg), a German draughtsman and engraver, was born at Ratisbon. He was instructed by his father, Georg Christoph Eimart the Elder (1603-1658), who was also an engraver, a painter of portraits, landscapes, still-life, and historical subjects. He studied at the University of Jena from 1654-1658.[1] Eimmart the Younger resided at Nuremberg, where he died in 1705. He engraved some plates for Sandrart's Academia, and some small etchings of ruins, buildings, and vases, ornamented with figures, which have considerable merit. He was also a mathematician and astronomer, and published in 1701 Iconographia nova contemplationum de Sole.

Joachim von Sandrart (b Frankfurt, 12 May 1606; d Nuremberg, 14 Oct. 1688). was a German Baroque art-historian and painter, active in Amsterdam during the Dutch Golden Age.

Laid paper is distinguished from wove paper by the presence of thin, parallel lines visible when the paper is held to light. The lines are usually a few millimeters apart. Laid paper is a type of paper having a ribbed texture imparted by the manufacturing process. It use was diminished by the 1790's by the introduction of wove paper (which eliminated the ribbed lines for a smoother printing surface.)

A copperplate engraving is an intaglio process, i.e. it is the grooves, rather than the raised portions that are inked. The steps are: 1.) A drawing is cut into a copper plate using a burin, a metal tool with a sharp point, to remove the metal and create the lines of the drawing. 2.) Ink is applied to the plate with a dabber or roller, and forced into the grooves. 3.) The surface is cleaned with soft muslin. 4.) A sheet of paper is laid over the plate. 5.) The plate and paper are passed through a rolling press that applies pressure and forces the paper into the grooves to pick up the ink. Prints made with copperplate engraving process usually have a plate-mark left around the image, showing where the plate was pressed into the paper. Steel engraving replaced copperplate engraving in the early 1820's.

Condition : In a wonderful condition but please do examine the print as it's been said that beauty is an eye of beholder.

Rarity : Extremely Rare and becoming hard to find.


Shipping : I take huge pride in packing since it is a delicate and important part . This print will come in an acid free backing board as well as in an acid free sleeve.

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