History of printmaking

Subject categories on this page
  1. Techniques
  2. Venetian printing

Printmaking history, early book presses, early Venetian printing

Art history resources on the web:
prints and photographs, by Christopher Witcombe.

Boston Public Library Print Department

British Museum prints and drawings collection.

Victoria & Albert Museum National Art Library
and curatorial department for the art, craft and design of the book.

Conservation Online
Resources for conservation professionals, from Stanford University.

Book Lovers
Fine books and literature.

Book arts, antiquarian books, rare books, book history.

Colour Printing Techniques in the Nineteenth Century
University of Delaware

History of the Printing Press
Virtual Museum of the Printing Press, Portugal. Typography, lithography. photogravure, the history of newspapers.

National Gallery of Art, Washington D.C. print collection.

European Rotogravure Association


PLGA Global (Packaging & Label Gravure Association)

Gravure Association of America

Printing History. The Melbert B. Cary Graphic Arts Collection
Rochester Institute of Technology, NY. A graphic arts library and digital image database.

Techniques *

Spencer Museum of Art Print Room

Printmaking Techniques

Historic Printing
Printing Techniques of the Past, a directory of websites from PSPrint. Articles on intaglio, woodblock printing, lithography, acquatint and other techniques.

Venetian printing *

The Venetian printing press, an historical study.

Early Venetian printing illustrated: Ongania, Ferdinando, 1842.
California Digital Library

The Art of Venetian Printing. Rob Oakes. Oak-Tree Blog.

Incunable Venetian printing of Dante’s Divine Comedy
The Rare Book Room

The Venetian printing press (Open Library)

Goya, Francisco

Goya prints in The Davison Art Center, Wesleyan University Collection.

Hollar, Wenceslaus

Wenceslaus Hollar. Art museums displaying works by Hollar.

Wenceslaus Hollar. Fine Art Museums of San Francisco

Wenceslaus Hollar. Wikipedia entry.

Colonna, Francesco

Francesco Colonna. Wikipedia

Hypnerotomachia, Project Gutenberg

The Strife of Love in a Dreame In PDF or DJVU, and beta flip-book formats

Colonna's Hypnerotomachia Poliphili, printed by Aldus Manutius
Colonna’s Hypnerotomachia Poliphili, printed by Aldus Manutius