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European Calligraphy Evolution

European Calligraphy and Book Decoration PatternsCreated by: PICRYL - Public Domain Media Search EngineDated: 2017
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.
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Aesthetic Text - Public domain dedication image

Aesthetic Text - Public domain dedication image

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Anthropmorphia - Public domain dedication image

Anthropmorphia - Public domain dedication image

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Arte subtilissima j - Public domain dedication image

Arte subtilissima j - Public domain dedication image

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

Bacchus sitting under an arch of vines, flanked by flower vases held b...

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Broad-pen Roman - Public domain dedication image

Broad-pen Roman - Public domain dedication image

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Cudowne bajki by Adolf Dygasinski - 1925

Cudowne bajki by Adolf Dygasinski - 1925

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

Elaborate Calligraphy - Opera dianto nella quale vedrete molte caratt...

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Elias Holl II, 1637 - A drawing of a man sitting on a tree

Elias Holl II, 1637 - A drawing of a man sitting on a tree

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Flos speculum vitae modo vernat et interat aura (de Bry)

Flos speculum vitae modo vernat et interat aura (de Bry)

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Francesco Giovanni Cresci - Il Perfetto Scrittore - 1570 b

Francesco Giovanni Cresci - Il Perfetto Scrittore - 1570 b

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Frans Huys, Cornelis Floris, Hans Liefrinck, 1555 f

Frans Huys, Cornelis Floris, Hans Liefrinck, 1555 f

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Frans Huys, Cornelis Floris, Hans Liefrinck, 1555

Frans Huys, Cornelis Floris, Hans Liefrinck, 1555

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In the middle is a man in oriental dress backwards on a donkey by Lucas Kilian (1607) e

In the middle is a man in oriental dress backwards on a donkey by Luca...

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Kalligraphische Schriftvorlagen von Johann Hering zu Kulmbach - Johann Hering 1624-1634 (Bamberg) a

Kalligraphische Schriftvorlagen von Johann Hering zu Kulmbach - Johann...

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Kalligraphische Schriftvorlagen von Johann Hering zu Kulmbach - Johann Hering 1624-1634 (Bamberg) f

Kalligraphische Schriftvorlagen von Johann Hering zu Kulmbach - Johann...

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Letter 'D' -  Opera dianto nella quale vedrete molte caratteri di lettere  - Antonio Schiratti - 1600-1615

Letter 'D' - Opera dianto nella quale vedrete molte caratteri di lett...

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Monograms & Ciphers by AA Turbayne 1912 c

Monograms & Ciphers by AA Turbayne 1912 c

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Monograms & Ciphers by AA Turbayne 1912 l

Monograms & Ciphers by AA Turbayne 1912 l

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MS. Ashmole 1504 (b) - Public domain dedication image

MS. Ashmole 1504 (b) - Public domain dedication image

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Nouvelle collection d'arabesques, 1810 a

Nouvelle collection d'arabesques, 1810 a

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Nouvelle collection d'arabesques, 1810 l

Nouvelle collection d'arabesques, 1810 l

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Ornamental Typography Revisited 015

Ornamental Typography Revisited 015

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Ornamental Typography Revisited 029

Ornamental Typography Revisited 029

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Schrift- und Polytypen-Proben BG Teubner, 1846 m

Schrift- und Polytypen-Proben BG Teubner, 1846 m

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Seer aerdige grotissen dienstich 1644

Seer aerdige grotissen dienstich 1644

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The Fuggers' Secret Book of Honour c

The Fuggers' Secret Book of Honour c

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UCB 021 - Stephan Brechtel - 1571 a

UCB 021 - Stephan Brechtel - 1571 a

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UCB 021 - Stephan Brechtel - 1571 f

UCB 021 - Stephan Brechtel - 1571 f

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Liber Amicorum - Johann Christian Sigmund Mönch o

Liber Amicorum - Johann Christian Sigmund Mönch o

Collection of book illustrations from various sources selected by BibliOdyssey. Public domain reproduction of illuminated book or manuscript page, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

Liber Amicorum - Johann Christian Sigmund Mönch p

Liber Amicorum - Johann Christian Sigmund Mönch p

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Arte subtilissima a - Public domain dedication image

Arte subtilissima a - Public domain dedication image

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Arte subtilissima c - An old book with a design on it

Arte subtilissima c - An old book with a design on it

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Arte subtilissima g - Public domain dedication image

Arte subtilissima g - Public domain dedication image

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Arte subtilissima k - Drawing. Public domain image.

Arte subtilissima k - Drawing. Public domain image.

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Bookplate of George Allen Publisher, Ruskin House

Bookplate of George Allen Publisher, Ruskin House

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FJ Brechtel calligraphy 16th cent. c

FJ Brechtel calligraphy 16th cent. c

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FJ Brechtel calligraphy 16th cent. h

FJ Brechtel calligraphy 16th cent. h

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Georges Goury by Georges Demeufe (about 1900)

Georges Goury by Georges Demeufe (about 1900)

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Jakob von der Heyden (after Jean Toutin) 1630 b

Jakob von der Heyden (after Jean Toutin) 1630 b

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Monograms & Ciphers by AA Turbayne 1912 e

Monograms & Ciphers by AA Turbayne 1912 e

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Monograms & Ciphers by AA Turbayne 1912 i

Monograms & Ciphers by AA Turbayne 1912 i

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Byzantine MS. Barocci 230 - Public domain dedication image

Byzantine MS. Barocci 230 - Public domain dedication image

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Nouvelle collection d'arabesques, 1810 g

Nouvelle collection d'arabesques, 1810 g

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Ornamental Typography Revisited 008

Ornamental Typography Revisited 008

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Ornamental Typography Revisited 027

Ornamental Typography Revisited 027

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Pio Freixa Aulet by J Friado - Drawing. Public domain image.

Pio Freixa Aulet by J Friado - Drawing. Public domain image.

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Scrolls with a satyr carrying a satyress on his shoulders (1600-25) (by Fialetti after Giancarli)

Scrolls with a satyr carrying a satyress on his shoulders (1600-25) (b...

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Scrolls with a satyr fighting a centaur (1600-25) (after Fialetti + Giancarli)

Scrolls with a satyr fighting a centaur (1600-25) (after Fialetti + Gi...

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Scrolls with putti holding a vase full of snakes (1600-25) (A Triton on a Horned Chimerical Beast, and Two Children with a Turtle) (after Fialetti + Giancarli)

Scrolls with putti holding a vase full of snakes (1600-25) (A Triton o...

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Stadtwappen Verona coat of arms

Stadtwappen Verona coat of arms

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Thomas Fella n - Public domain dedication image

Thomas Fella n - Public domain dedication image

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Twee verticale trofeeën met kanonnen

Twee verticale trofeeën met kanonnen

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UCB 021 - Stephan Brechtel - 1571 e

UCB 021 - Stephan Brechtel - 1571 e

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Vinciolo c - Public domain dedication image

Vinciolo c - Public domain dedication image

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Liber Amicorum - Johann Christian Sigmund Mönch g

Liber Amicorum - Johann Christian Sigmund Mönch g

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Liber Amicorum - Johann Christian Sigmund Mönch m

Liber Amicorum - Johann Christian Sigmund Mönch m

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1600-1699 coat of arms - Public domain dedication image

1600-1699 coat of arms - Public domain dedication image

bibliodyssey.blogspot.com/2008/06/fisch-wappenbuch.html ( http://bibliodyssey.blogspot.com/2008/06/fisch-wappenbuch.html )

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

Eduard Riedel - 'Sammlung von Originalplanen und Skizzen' 1830 to 186...

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Familienwappen kleinerer Adelshäuser von Verona mit Buchstaben i

Familienwappen kleinerer Adelshäuser von Verona mit Buchstaben i

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FJ Brechtel calligraphy 16th cent. j (cropped)

FJ Brechtel calligraphy 16th cent. j (cropped)

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FJ Brechtel calligraphy 16th cent. n

FJ Brechtel calligraphy 16th cent. n

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Frans Huys, Cornelis Floris, Hans Liefrinck, 1555 i

Frans Huys, Cornelis Floris, Hans Liefrinck, 1555 i

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JH Darlington by Rhead Louis (undated)

JH Darlington by Rhead Louis (undated)

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Kalligraphische Schriftvorlagen von Johann Hering zu Kulmbach - Johann Hering 1624-1634 (Bamberg) i

Kalligraphische Schriftvorlagen von Johann Hering zu Kulmbach - Johann...

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Kalligraphische Schriftvorlagen von Johann Hering zu Kulmbach - Johann Hering 1624-1634 (Bamberg) n

Kalligraphische Schriftvorlagen von Johann Hering zu Kulmbach - Johann...

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Letter 'A' (Jan Chrystian Bierpfaff + Jeremiasz Falck, 1656) - 'Libellus novus elementorum Latinorum cum aeneis picturis usui aurifabrorum inservientib'

Letter 'A' (Jan Chrystian Bierpfaff + Jeremiasz Falck, 1656) - 'Libell...

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Letter 'E' -  Opera dianto nella quale vedrete molte caratteri di lettere  - Antonio Schiratti - 1600-1615

Letter 'E' - Opera dianto nella quale vedrete molte caratteri di lett...

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Medieval Ornament - Public domain dedication image

Medieval Ornament - Public domain dedication image

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Ornamental Typography Revisited 010

Ornamental Typography Revisited 010

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Ornamental Typography Revisited 017

Ornamental Typography Revisited 017

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Ornamental Typography Revisited 019

Ornamental Typography Revisited 019

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Ornithologia methodice digesta by Saverio Manetti 1776 (title page - cropped)

Ornithologia methodice digesta by Saverio Manetti 1776 (title page - c...

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Paulus Franck - 'Schatzkammer Allerhand Versalien Lateinisch vnnd Teutsch', 1601 alphabet a

Paulus Franck - 'Schatzkammer Allerhand Versalien Lateinisch vnnd Teut...

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Paulus Franck - 'Schatzkammer Allerhand Versalien Lateinisch vnnd Teutsch', 1601 alphabet k

Paulus Franck - 'Schatzkammer Allerhand Versalien Lateinisch vnnd Teut...

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Schrift- und Polytypen-Proben BG Teubner, 1846 h

Schrift- und Polytypen-Proben BG Teubner, 1846 h

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Schrift- und Polytypen-Proben BG Teubner, 1846 o

Schrift- und Polytypen-Proben BG Teubner, 1846 o

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The Fuggers' Secret Book of Honour a

The Fuggers' Secret Book of Honour a

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Thomas Fella f - Public domain dedication image

Thomas Fella f - Public domain dedication image

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Thomas Fella h - Public domain dedication image

Thomas Fella h - Public domain dedication image

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Titlepiece with Ornamental Foliage and Grotesque Human Torsos (1600-25) (by Fialetti after Giancarli) (Harv.)

Titlepiece with Ornamental Foliage and Grotesque Human Torsos (1600-25...

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UCB 021 - Stephan Brechtel - 1571 d

UCB 021 - Stephan Brechtel - 1571 d

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WL Kingman by D McNeely Stauffer, 1898

WL Kingman by D McNeely Stauffer, 1898

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1600-1699 coat of arms - Public domain dedication image

1600-1699 coat of arms - Public domain dedication image

bibliodyssey.blogspot.com/2008/06/fisch-wappenbuch.html ( http://bibliodyssey.blogspot.com/2008/06/fisch-wappenbuch.html )

1600-1699 coat of arms - Public domain dedication image

1600-1699 coat of arms - Public domain dedication image

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1600-1699 coat of arms - Public domain dedication image

1600-1699 coat of arms - Public domain dedication image

bibliodyssey.blogspot.com/2008/06/fisch-wappenbuch.html ( http://bibliodyssey.blogspot.com/2008/06/fisch-wappenbuch.html )

A scroll alphabet. e - Public domain dedication image

A scroll alphabet. e - Public domain dedication image

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Aristeas - Public domain dedication image

Aristeas - Public domain dedication image

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Frans Huys, Cornelis Floris, Hans Liefrinck, 1555 g

Frans Huys, Cornelis Floris, Hans Liefrinck, 1555 g

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Frans Huys, Cornelis Floris, Hans Liefrinck, 1555 k

Frans Huys, Cornelis Floris, Hans Liefrinck, 1555 k

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Jean Toutin, 1619a - A group of people standing next to each other

Jean Toutin, 1619a - A group of people standing next to each other

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Jean Toutin, 1619b - A black and white drawing of a leaf

Jean Toutin, 1619b - A black and white drawing of a leaf

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Kalligraphische Schriftvorlagen von Johann Hering zu Kulmbach - Johann Hering 1624-1634 (Bamberg) c

Kalligraphische Schriftvorlagen von Johann Hering zu Kulmbach - Johann...

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Kalligraphische Schriftvorlagen von Johann Hering zu Kulmbach - Johann Hering 1624-1634 (Bamberg) e

Kalligraphische Schriftvorlagen von Johann Hering zu Kulmbach - Johann...

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La penna da scrivere - Francesco Polanzani, 1768 d

La penna da scrivere - Francesco Polanzani, 1768 d

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La penna da scrivere - Francesco Polanzani, 1768 f

La penna da scrivere - Francesco Polanzani, 1768 f

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Letter 'A' -  Opera dianto nella quale vedrete molte caratteri di lettere  - Antonio Schiratti - 1600-1615

Letter 'A' - Opera dianto nella quale vedrete molte caratteri di lett...

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Letter 'C' (Jan Chrystian Bierpfaff + Jeremiasz Falck, 1656)

Letter 'C' (Jan Chrystian Bierpfaff + Jeremiasz Falck, 1656)

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Letter 'E' (Jan Chrystian Bierpfaff + Jeremiasz Falck, 1656)

Letter 'E' (Jan Chrystian Bierpfaff + Jeremiasz Falck, 1656)

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Nouvelle collection d'arabesques, 1810 c

Nouvelle collection d'arabesques, 1810 c

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Old English - Public domain dedication image

Old English - Public domain dedication image

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