Catalogue of American Engravings
The Catalogue of American Engravings (CAEP) is one of the online catalogues at the American Antiquarian Society (AAS). A union catalogue, CAEP describes engravings issued as separate publications or as illustrations in books and periodicals from the early eighteenth century through the year 1820. Included are portraits, views, political cartoons, and illustrations covering many subjects and genres. Excluded are maps and ephemera, such as bookplates, billheads, trade cards, and currency. Approximately 85 percent of the holdings are at AAS. The prints in the Society's growing collection recorded in this catalogue reveal many aspects of the history and culture of the United States.