The art of line engraving has been practised from the earliest ages.
It is like the picture, but it has also the individuality of the draughtsman, as in line engraving.
Line Engraving, as implied by the term, is executed entirely in lines.
Every hedge, bush, and tree was distinct as in a line engraving.
This was the beginning of line engraving and plate printing.
The compass card, made from a line engraving, is identical in each of the three examples.
Dry-point, a method of engraving generally regarded as part of etching, but more closely allied to line engraving.
At the present day line engraving is seldom or never used as a means of illustrating scientific work.
Further, a line engraving takes a long time to make, and most publishers would certainly look at the expense.
In the past, however, the line engraving was much used, and very beautiful work was often accomplished.