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European Calligraphy Evolution

16th century marks an appearance of first copybooks printed from engraved metal plates. Various forms of the secretary hand get reproduced in printing. Publishers also take advantage of the metal engraving process by presenting free-form letters drawn in thin outlines, something beyond the capabilities of the woodcut.
Kalligraphische Schriftvorlagen von Johann Hering zu Kulmbach - Johann Hering 1624-1634 (Bamberg) e
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'Traité de Fauconnerie' by H Schlegel, 1853 titlepage

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A couple struggling in the middle by Lucas Kilian (1607) i

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A crowned woman stands in the middle flanked by two satyrs. Together they support a shell in which a figure sitting by Lucas Kilian (1607) f

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A flore accipias honeste vivere discas (de Bry)

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A man in oriental dress with a banner sits on a drum in the middle by Lucas Kilian (1607) g

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A scroll alphabet. a

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A scroll alphabet. c

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A scroll alphabet. e

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A wagon is pulled by a winged satyr by Lucas Kilian (1607) d

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Act of Ratification (between Napolean, French Emperor and Dutch King) for annexation of Holland by France 1810

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Adornos caligráficos (Motivos animales, etc.) a

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Aesthetic Text

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Alphabet with flourish

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Alphabetum Armenicum et Fabulosa

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Anglo-Belgian Seminary. Library (Bruges, Belgium. undated)

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Anthropmorphia

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Antoine Jacquard (1610-1630) a

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Antoine Jacquard (1610-1630) b

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Antoine Jacquard (1610-1630) c

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Antoine Jacquard (1610-1630) d

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Antoine Jacquard (1610-1630)

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Applied Lettering of Proportional Modification

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Aristeas

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Arte subtilissima a

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Arte subtilissima b

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Arte subtilissima c

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Arte subtilissima d

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Arte subtilissima e

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Arte subtilissima f

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Arte subtilissima g

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Arte subtilissima h

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Arte subtilissima i

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Arte subtilissima j

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Arte subtilissima k

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Arte subtilissima

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Arthur W Clark 1898

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Bacchus sitting under an arch of vines, flanked by flower vases held by monkeys by Lucas Kilian (1607) j

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Barry H Jones (undated)

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Bertozzi + Zanilla 1604 Lace Typography e

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Bertozzi + Zanilla 1604 Lace Typography n

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Blazon (Jost Amman)

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Block Ornament

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Bookplate of Dr. Rene und Frau Thackstfep

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Bookplate of George Allen Publisher, Ruskin House

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Bookplate of William Ewart Gladstone

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Broad-pen Roman

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BSB Cod.icon. 390 - Wappenbuch

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Bucherzeichen Otto Brinckmann

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Bust portrait of Charles I in state robes

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Bust portrait of Charles II in state robes (a)

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Bust portrait of Charles II in state robes

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Bust portrait of Queen Anne in state robes

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Bust portrait of Queen Anne in state robes(a)

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Bust portrait of William III and Mary in state robes

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Bust portrait of William III in state robes (a)

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Bust portrait of William III in state robes

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Calligraphy Cartouche - Opera dianto nella quale vedrete molte caratteri di lettere - Antonio Schiratti - 1600-1615

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Carlota Campins by Joaquim Renart, 1904

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Cartouche Fragments

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Cartouche met grotesken, middenonder staat een kindtitel

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Cartouche met kalligrafie

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Cartouche met kalligrafie, links

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Cartouche met tekst in vorm van hartentitel

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Coelum textless titlepage - Perspectiva Corporum Regularium - Wenzel Jamnitzer 1568

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Coelum titlepage - Perspectiva Corporum Regularium - Wenzel Jamnitzer 1568

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Corwinian Saur, 1593

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Cudowne bajki by Adolf Dygasinski - 1925 a

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Cudowne bajki by Adolf Dygasinski - 1925

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De natura rerum liber - Beda..Seneca (1490) MDZ

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Decorative Calligraphy - Opera dianto nella quale vedrete molte caratteri di lettere - Antonio Schiratti - 1600-1615

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Denver Athletic Club by Leota Woy, 1904

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Diana + nymph by Lucas Kilian (1607) b

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Drie verticale trofeeën met muziekinstrumententitel,

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Eduard Riedel - 'Sammlung von Originalplanen und Skizzen' 1830 to 1860s

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Elaborate Calligraphy - Opera dianto nella quale vedrete molte caratteri di lettere - Antonio Schiratti - 1600-1615

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Elias Holl II, 1637

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Evangeliar (Codex Aureus) - BSB Clm 14000 a

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Ex Libris [...] Benes

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F Bargallo by Andre Henry, 1895

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Familienwappen kleinerer Adelshäuser von Verona mit Buchstaben b

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Familienwappen kleinerer Adelshäuser von Verona mit Buchstaben g

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Familienwappen kleinerer Adelshäuser von Verona mit Buchstaben i

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Familienwappen kleinerer Adelshäuser von Verona mit Buchstaben k

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Familienwappen kleinerer Adelshäuser von Verona mit Buchstaben

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Familienwappen kleinerer Adelshäuser von Vicenza mit Buchstaben c

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Familienwappen kleinerer Adelshäuser von Vicenza mit Buchstaben j

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figura literarum

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FJ Brechtel calligraphy 16th cent. a

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FJ Brechtel calligraphy 16th cent. b

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FJ Brechtel calligraphy 16th cent. c

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FJ Brechtel calligraphy 16th cent. d

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FJ Brechtel calligraphy 16th cent. f

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FJ Brechtel calligraphy 16th cent. g

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FJ Brechtel calligraphy 16th cent. h

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FJ Brechtel calligraphy 16th cent. i

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FJ Brechtel calligraphy 16th cent. j (cropped)

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FJ Brechtel calligraphy 16th cent. k

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FJ Brechtel calligraphy 16th cent. l

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FJ Brechtel calligraphy 16th cent. m

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