The art of making woodcuts or wood engravings, especially by a relatively primitive technique.
- Albrecht Dürer became a leader in the art of xylography and was a part of the distinguished group who created the woodcuts of the Chronicle.
- These prints maintain the characteristics of traditional xylography and reflect the ongoing changes in architecture, clothes and transportation in the country.
- First seen in China around the 1st century, wood engraving or xylography is the oldest engraving technique known.
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- In fact, the maps are made with the xylographic method, but have the esthetic fineness of a copperplate engraving, needed to draw the tiny details found in a geographic map.
- Overleaf is the image of Saint Chistopher and at the end an image of Christ on the cross, both xylographic.
- No complete set of either of the xylographic editions seems to have survived the Cultural Revolution, although single volumes still exist in Tibet.
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