Copperplate script

A sample of a copper plate engraving on page 194 of The Universal Penman, first published c. 1740–1741. An example of George Bickham's English Roundhand lettering and engraving ability.

Copperplate is a style of calligraphic writing most commonly associated with English Roundhand. Although often used as an umbrella term for various forms of pointed pen calligraphy, Copperplate most accurately refers to script styles represented in copybooks created using the Intaglio printmaking method.

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