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Anaglyptography

(Fr.: gravure numismatique)

A method of making facsimile reproductions of medals that had a lifelike appearance of relief on the page. It was patented in London in 1832 by John Bate, and was used to illustrate Captain William Siborne’s History of the War in France and Belgium in 1815, 1844. (Nadeau, Encyclopedia, p. xxx).

Portrait of Henry the IV. A specimen of anaglyptography, by Achille Collas, 1838. Portrait of Henry the IV. A specimen of anaglyptography, by Achille Collas, 1838.

Portrait of Henry the IV. A specimen of anaglyptography, by Achille Collas, 1838. Image 92 mm.