SALMON, William, Polygraphice, Or The Art of Drawing, Engraving, Etching, Limning, Painting, Washing, Varnishing, Colouring and Dying. In three Books. I. Shews the Drawing of Men, and other Animal Creatures, Landskips, Countries, and Figures of Various Forms. II. The way of Engraving, Etching and Limning, with all their Requisits and Ornaments. III. The way of Painting, Washing, Varnishing, Colouring, and Dying, according to the Method of the best Authors now Extant. Exemplified in the Painting of the Antients, Washing of Maps, Globes, or Pictures ; Dying of Cloth, Silks, Bones, Wood, Glass, Stones and Metals : together with the way of Varnishing thereof according to any Purpose or Intent. The Like never yet Extant. By W. S. a Lover of Art, London, E.T. and R.H., 1672.2 quotations
The Subject of the ensuing Work is the Art of Painting : a name not only too singular, but also too short or narrow, to express what is here intended thereby : For we do not only express that Art, (as it is generally received) but also Drawing, Engraving, Etching, Limning, Washing, Colouring and Dying ; all which being considered in their proper extent, infinitely exceeds that curtaild name of Painting ; which that we might joyn all in one proper and comprehensive word, we made choice of that Greek Compound POLYGRAPHICE.
I. POLYGRAPHICE is an Art, so much imitating Nature, as that by proportional lines with answerable Colours, it teacheth to represent to the life (and that in plano) the forms of all corporeal things, with their respective passions.
II. It is called in general in Greek Χρωματινη, in Latine Pictura, and in English the Art of Painting.
III. It is sevenfold (to wit) in Drawing, Engraving, Etching, Limning, Painting, Washing and Colouring.