Definition of term:: Copperplate

  • Illustrations produced when the original printing plate was engraved on copper; this method was introduced before the end of the 15th century. They replaced the woodcut, which reappeared later on.
Danish: Kobberstik
Dutch: Kopergravure
French: Gravure sur cuivre
German: Kupferstich
Italian: Incisione in rame
Spanish: Grabado en cobre
Swedish: Kopparstick
Source: What bookdealers really mean. A dictionary by Tom Congalton and Dan Gregory (Between the Covers), with additions from other sources