Engraving the Plates

Copperplate

Copperplate

Copperplate

Jean-Baptiste Houssard, Original copperplate depicting the “Art du rubanier,” prepared for a volume of the Description des Arts et Metiers, ca. 1713-1720. Courtesy of Houghton Library, Harvard College Library. Purchased on the Amy Lowell Fund, 1957 [MS Typ 432.1 (4)]

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