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The Italian graphic artist Giuseppe Maria Mitelli (1634-1718), publ...
Nova Alphati effictio by De Bry’s 1595
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Alphabet based on human forms, from the manuscript 'The Tudor pattern
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Grotesque alphabet in mythological
landscapes by Giacomo Paolini c. 1570
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Giacomo Paolini, Italian copper, engraver w...
Latin majuscule alphabet
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Thirteen initial letters from an (incomplete) Latin majus...
Alfabeto di Lettere Iniziali
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Mauro Poggi Italian artist who drew Alfabeto di Lettere Iniziali ...
Opera dianto nella quale vedrete molte caratteri
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Alphabet book by John Scottowe
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Fifteen letters from a Greek majuscule alphabet
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Eight letters from a Greek majuscule alphabet with
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Dance of Death alphabet
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Dance of Death alphabet, designed in 1526 by Hans Holbein...
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The Children's Alphabet 1521 by Hans
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The Children's Alphabet 1521 by Hans Weiditz the Younger, (149...
Ornamented Roman Majuscule Alphabet
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Ornamented Roman Majuscule Alphabet ca. 1520 by the German...
Letters from a German bible
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From a German bible on the British museum printed at Witenbe...
Champ fleury by Geoffroy Tory 1529
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Champfleury subtitled “The Art and Science of the Proportion of the Attic or
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Menschenalphabet (The Human
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Menschenalphabet (The Human Alphabet ) 1534 by Peter Flöt...
Peter Flötner: Anthropomorphic alphabet, Germany ± 1540
Peter Flötner: Anthropomorphic alphabet, Germany ± 1540
Human figure alphabet
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Johann Theodor de Bry, Belgian-German copper engraver (1561 - 162...
Human form alphabet
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Giacomo Franco Italian copper engraver and publisher (1550-1620), who in
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Human Alphabet
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Martin Weigel German publisher who worked in Nürnberg in the 16th
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The Human Alphabet 1567
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The Human Alphabet 1567 by Amman Jost (1539-1591) a native of
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The Man of Letters or
Pierrot's Alphabet 1794
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The Man of Letters or Pierrot's Alphabet 1794.
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“Alfabeto Figurato” (Figurative Alphabet)
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Giovanni Battista Bracelli (fl.1616-50), I...
La Grande Danse Macabre
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La Grande Danse Macabre des Hommes et des Femmes, based on the
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16th Century alphabet by anknown
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A set of decorative initial letters from the sixteenth century; it is missing “J”
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Initials letters by
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Václav Hollar known in England as Wenceslaus or Wenceslas and
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Historiated Alphabet
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This Historiated Alphabet (1656 – 1659) created by the Italian etcher...
Initial letters L, V from Félibien's 'Tapisseries du Roi,
où sont représentez les quatre élémens et les quatre
saisons' (c...
Initial letters A, L from Perrault's 'Mémoire pour
servir à l'histoire naturelle des animaux'
(c.1671) by Sébastien Lecler...
Initial letter L from Perrault's 'Mémoire
pour servir à l'histoire des plantes '
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Initial letter S, with Alexander the Great
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Initial letter S, with Alexander the Great abo...
Initial letters from Les Actions glorieuses de S. A. S. Charles
Duc de Lorraine (c.1703-1704) by Sébastien Leclerc
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Initial letters C, L from Félibien's 'Histoire de l'abbaye royale
de Saint-Denys en France' (c.1706) by Sébastien Leclerc
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Initial letters from Baluze's 'Histoire généalogique de la
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Anatomical Alphabet 1724
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Anatomical Alphabet from William Cowper's "Myotomia Reformata," 1724;
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Armenian flowery alphabet
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Armenian flowery alphabet from Pantographia by Edmund Fry, 1799.
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Vita di S. Filippo Neri (1757)
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  • http://www.spamula.net/blog/2005/02/giuseppe_maria_mitelli.html
  • Nova Alphati Effictio Historiis Ad Singulas Litteras Correspondentibus
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    MS. Ashmole 1504 (c)
    MS. Ashmole 1504 (c)
  • Alfabeto di Lettere Iniziali inventate e delineate da Mauro Poggi Scrittor Fiorentino
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  • Alfabeto Di Lettere Iniziali inventate, e delineate da Mauro Pogi Scrittor Fiorentino, ed incise dall'Abate Lorenze Lorenzi
  • Letter ‘B' - Opera dianto nella quale vedrete molte caratteri di lettere - Antonio Schiratti - 1600-1615
  • Letter ‘D' - Opera dianto nella quale vedrete molte caratteri di lettere - Antonio Schiratti - 1600-1615
  • Letter ‘E' - Opera dianto nella quale vedrete molte caratteri di lettere - Antonio Schiratti - 1600-1615
  • Letter ‘F' - Opera dianto nella quale vedrete molte caratteri di lettere - Antonio Schiratti - 1600-1615
  • Letter ‘K' - Opera dianto nella quale vedrete molte caratteri di lettere - Antonio Schiratti - 1600-1615
  • Letter ‘L' - Opera dianto nella quale vedrete molte caratteri di lettere - Antonio Schiratti - 1600-1615
  • Letter 'Y' - Opera dianto nella quale vedrete molte caratteri di lettere - Antonio Schiratti - 1600-1615
  • Calligraphic initial 'T' depicting Mr Tharlton playing a fife and drum. 
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    1. 1. Human Alphabets 2/3 ( 1515 – 1799 ) • • • • • • • • • • • • • • Alfabeto in Sogno by Giuseppe Maria Mitelli (1683) Nova Alphati effictio by De Bry’s (1595) Alphabet based on human forms (c.1520) Grotesque alphabet in mythological landscapes by Giacomo Paolini (c. 1570) Latin majuscule alphabet with mythological scenes by Antonius Sylvius (c. 1550-1599) Alfabeto di Lettere Iniziali by Mauro Poggi (c. 1730) Opera dianto nella quale vedrete molte caratteri di lettere by Antonio Schiratti (16001615) Seven initial letters from the Lufft Bible (1534) Historiated initials by Andreas Vesalius (1543) Alphabet book by John Scottowe (c.1575-1600) Fifteen letters from a Greek majuscule alphabet by Jacob Faber (1524) Five letters from a Greek majuscule alphabet by Hans Holbein the Younger (c.1515-1540) Eight letters from a Greek majuscule alphabet with scenes from the Dance of Death by Hans Holbein the Younger (c.1515-1530) 13 initial letters by Anton Woensam (c.1527)
    2. 2. • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • The Children's Alphabet by Hans Weiditz the Younger (1521) Dance of Death alphabet by Hans Holbein the Younger (1526) Letters from a German bible printed in 1584 Ornamented Roman Majuscule Alphabet by Daniel Hopfer (c. 1520) Champ fleury by Geoffroy Tory (1529) Menschenalphabet (The Human Alphabet ) by Peter Flötner (1534) Anthropomorphic alphabet by Peter Flötner (c.1540) The Human Alphabet by Amman Jost (1567) Human Alphabet by Martin Weigel (c. 1533 - 1580) Human figure alphabet by Johann Theodor de Bry (1596) Human form alphabet by Giacomo Franco (1596) 16th Century alphabet by anknown Alfabeto Figurato (Figurative Alphabet) by Giovanni Battista Bracelli (1632) Initials letters by Wenceslas Hollar (c.1625 - 1670) Historiated Alphabet by Valerio Spada (c.1656 – 1659) Initial letters L, V from Félibien's 'Tapisseries du Roi, où sont représentez les quatre élémens et les quatre saisons' by Sébastien Leclerc (c.1670) Initial letters A, L from Perrault's 'Mémoire pour servir à l'histoire naturelle des animaux' by Sébastien Leclerc (c.1671)
    3. 3. • • • • • • • • Initial letter L from Perrault's 'Mémoire pour servir à l'histoire des plantes ' by Sébastien Leclerc (c.1676) Initial letter S, with Alexander the Great by Sébastien Leclerc (c.1684) Initial letters from Les Actions glorieuses de S. A. S. Charles Duc de Lorraine by Sébastien Leclerc (c.1703-1704) Initial letters C, L from Félibien's 'Histoire de l'abbaye royale de Saint-Denys en France' by Sébastien Leclerc (c.1706) Initial letters from Baluze's 'Histoire généalogique de la Maison d'Auvergne by Sébastien Leclerc (c.1708) Anatomical Alphabet from Myotomia Reformata (1724) Vita di S. Filippo Neri by Giuseppe Filosi (1757) Armenian flowery alphabet by Edmund Fry (1799)
    4. 4. Alfabeto in Sogno 1683 by Giuseppe Maria Mitelli • • The Italian graphic artist Giuseppe Maria Mitelli (1634-1718), published several elaborate graphic sequences, not least of which is the bizarre Alfabeto in Sogno (Dream Alphabet), dating from 1683, in which are represented the letters of the alphabet formed of disordered phantasms, and confused images. Alfabeto in sogno, esemplare per disegnare di Giuseppe Ma Mitelli Bolognese MDCLXXXIII. Copyright © The Trustees of the British Museum • • http://www.britishmuseum.org/research/search_the_collection_database/search_results.aspx?searchText='Dream+alphabet http://www.britishmuseum.org/research/search_the_collection_database/search_object_details.aspx?objectid=1433974&partid=1&searchText='Drea • http://www.spamula.net/blog/2005/02/giuseppe_maria_mitelli.html
    5. 5. Nova Alphati effictio by De Bry’s 1595 • • Twenty-four letters of the alphabet decorated with animals, insects and plants published in 1595 in the book Nova Alphati effictio desighed by Theodor de Bry (1528-1598) and engraved by his sons Johann Theodor de Bry (1560-1623) and Johann Israel de Bry (1565–1609). Nova Alphati Effictio Historiis Ad Singulas Litteras Correspondentibus Copyright © The Trustees of the British Museum • • • http://www.britishmuseum.org/research/search_the_collection_database/search_results.aspx?searchText=Nova+Alphati+ http://community.livejournal.com/art_links/1650995.html http://www.spamula.net/blog/2005/10/de_brys_alphabets.html
    6. 6. Alphabet based on human forms (c.1520) • Alphabet based on human forms, from the manuscript 'The Tudor pattern book‘, which it is part-bestiary, part-herbal and an important visual record of early cultivated plants, produced in East Anglia in about 1520 -1530. MS. Ashmole 1504, folio 045v, Bodleian Library (University of Oxford), Oxford, United Kingdom. • • • • • http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3182/2564152597_4645e447b8_o.jpg http://www.flickr.com/photos/bibliodyssey/2564152597/sizes/o/in/photostream/ http://bibliodyssey.blogspot.com/2009/10/tudor-pattern-book.html http://www.flickr.com/photos/bibliodyssey/sets/72157622597951362/ http://bodley30.bodley.ox.ac.uk:8180/luna/servlet/view/all/what/MS.%20Ashmole%201504?pgs=50&os=50
    7. 7. Grotesque alphabet in mythological landscapes by Giacomo Paolini c. 1570 • • Giacomo Paolini, Italian copper, engraver who lived in the 16th century. Around 1570, he created a suite of ornamental letters known as Grotesque Alphabet in Mythological Landscapes (16th century). Intricate initial caps, with each letter telling a story (the R in the link shows Romulus and Remus in Rome). His inspiration comes from mythology, and often involves angels, mermaids, snakes, and fruits. Copyright © The Trustees of the British Museum • • • • • http://www.britishmuseum.org/research/collection_online/search.aspx?searchText=Giacomo+Paolini http://cg.scs.carleton.ca/~luc/caps.html http://bibliodyssey.blogspot.com/2009/06/grotesque-alphabet.html http://community.livejournal.com/art_links/1465816.html https://archive.org/stream/gri_alphabetoxxx00paul#page/n7/mode/2up
    8. 8. Latin majuscule alphabet by Antonius Sylvius (c.1550-1599) • • Thirteen initial letters from an (incomplete) Latin majuscule alphabet with mythological and biblical scenes in background; from an unidentified publication of an English Bible. Print made by Antonius Sylvius, Dutch printmaker in 2nd half 16thC. Woodcut Copyright © The Trustees of the British Museum • http://www.britishmuseum.org/research/search_the_collection_database/search_results.aspx?searchText=Antonius+Sylvius
    9. 9. Alfabeto di Lettere Iniziali by Mauro Poggi (c. 1730) • Mauro Poggi Italian artist who drew Alfabeto di Lettere Iniziali (ca.1730), ornamental caps with scrolls and flourishes and then inhabited by satyrs, mermaids, Medusa heads, birds, cats, dogs, snakes, and other creatures. The letters were designed by Poggi, drawn in ink by Andrea Bimbi, and engraved by Lorenzo Lorenzi. (there were 24 letters, rather than 26, because i and j were the same letter, and because there was no w). A digital version was done by Jose Jimenez in 2010 called Mauro Poggi ornamental caps. • • • • • • • • http://gallica.bnf.fr/ark:/12148/bpt6k94009835 http://www.flickr.com/photos/bibliodyssey/sets/72157603828682421/with/2232981174/ http://bibliodyssey.blogspot.com/2008/02/ornamental-typography.html http://cg.scs.carleton.ca/~luc/JoseJimenez--MauroPoggiOrnamentalCaps-2010.gif http://www.flickr.com/photos/odisea2008/with/2867896177/ http://www.odisea2008.com/2008/09/caligrafa-el-arte-de-la-escritura-ii.html http://www.antonioraimogalleries.com/shop/raimo/author/Mauro%20Poggi.%20Alphabet..html http://www.sothebys.com/content/dam/stb/lots/L12/L12402/416L12402_6FYH2.jpg
    10. 10. Opera dianto nella quale vedrete molte caratteri di lettere by Antonio Schiratti (c.1600-1615) • Opera Dianto Nella Quale Vedrete Molte Caratteri di Lettere' (work through which you will see many characters {examples, styles?} of letters). This imaginative calligraphy copybook-come-illuminated manuscript practice manual was produced in the city of Perugia (in Umbria, Italy) between 1600 and 1615 by the scribe Antonio Schiratti. Plimpton MS 298, Columbia University's Rare Book and Manuscript Library. • • • http://bibliodyssey.blogspot.com/2008/12/perugia-scribe.html http://www.flickr.com/photos/bibliodyssey/with/3096194289/ http://app.cul.columbia.edu:8080/exist/scriptorium/individual/NNC-RBML-1104.xml?showLightbox=yes • http://marinni.livejournal.com/275087.html#cutid1
    11. 11. Seven initial letters from the Lufft Bible (1534) • • Seven of the set of ten initial letters used in the 1534 Lufft Bible (Luther's first complete Bible translation). Initial A with putti carrying trophies; Initial D with a choir of angels; Initial D with the lion of St Mark; Initial I with two eagles; Inital N with three putti; Initial P with putti hunting a stag; Initial S with the winged ox of St Luke. Printed by Hans Lufft, German publisher/printer (fl. c. 1523 – 1584) Print made by Monogrammist MS, German printmaker (fl. c. 1530 - 1550). Woodcut © The Trustees of the British Museum • http://www.britishmuseum.org/research/search_the_collection_database/search_object_details.aspx?objectid=1459205&pa •
    12. 12. Historiated initials by Andreas Vesalius 1543 • Historiated initials from De humani corporis fabrica (On the Fabric of the Human Body) (Basil, 1543) by Andreas Vesalius (Andreas van Wesel) (1514 -1564) a Flemish-born anatomist , physician, and author. • • • • • http://hsci.cas.ou.edu/galleries/16thCentury/Vesalius/1543-initials/ http://hsci.ou.edu/exhibits/exhibit.php?exbgrp=-999&exbid=48&exbpg=13#figure11text http://hsci.ou.edu/images/jpg-100dpi-10in/16thCentury/Vesalius/1543-initials/Vesalius-1543-Q-001.jpg http://hsci.ou.edu/images/jpg-100dpi-10in/16thCentury/Vesalius/1543-initials/Vesalius-1543-O-1.jpg http://www.vesaliusfabrica.com/en/original-fabrica/the-art-of-the-fabrica/historiated-capitals.html
    13. 13. Alphabet book by John Scottowe (c.1575-1600) • • Alphabet book, with English or Latin phrases from England, S. E. (Norwich), last quarter of the 16th century by the scribe John Scottowe (d. 1607), calligrapher and schoolmaster, writing master of Norwich. MS. Harley 3885, 24 full-page initials in ink with details in gold with animal heads, foliage, and figures, some with Elizabethan coats of arms and mottos . Copyright © The British Library • http://www.bl.uk/catalogues/illuminatedmanuscripts/results.asp •
    14. 14. Fifteen letters from a Greek majuscule alphabet by Jacob Faber 1524 • • Fifteen of sixteen letters from an incomplete Greek majuscule alphabet with classical and genre scenes on dark ground; impressions from an unidentified publication of the alphabet first used for Urbanus, 'Grammaticae institutiones uam tanta adhuc cara excusae', printed by Curio in Basel on 5 March 1524. Metalcut. Block cut by Jacob Faber, Print made by Hans Holbein the Younger. © The Trustees of the British Museum • http://www.britishmuseum.org/research/search_the_collection_database/search_object_details.aspx?objectid=1598343&partid=1&searchText=alpha • http://www.britishmuseum.org/research/search_the_collection_database/search_object_details.aspx?objectid=1598345&partid=1&searchText=Jaco
    15. 15. Five letters from a Greek majuscule alphabet by Hans Holbein the Younger 1515-1540 • • Five initial letters from a Greek majuscule alphabet with children on white ground; including children holding goblets, carrying grapes, a child riding a goat, children fighting and children carrying Bacchus; from an unidentified Greek publication. Woodcut Print made by Hans Holbein the Younger 1515-1540 © The Trustees of the British Museum • http://www.britishmuseum.org/research/search_the_collection_database/search_object_details.aspx?objectid=1613283&partid=1&sea
    16. 16. Eight letters from a Greek majuscule alphabet with scenes from the Dance of Death by Hans Holbein the Younger 1515-1530 • • Eight initial letters from a Greek majuscule alphabet with scenes from the Dance of Death; with various figures surprised by Death. Attributed to Hans Holbein the Younger 1515-1530. Metalcut © The Trustees of the British Museum • http://www.britishmuseum.org/research/search_the_collection_database/search_object_details.aspx?objectid=1613255&partid=1&searchText=Danc
    17. 17. Dance of Death alphabet by Hans Holbein the Younger in 1526 • • Dance of Death alphabet, designed in 1526 by Hans Holbein the Younger (c.1498-1543), German artist and printmaker. © The Trustees of the British Museum • http://www.dodedans.com/Exhibit/Exhibit.php?lang=e&tag=Alphabet • http://mydelineatedlife.blogspot.com/2009/06/dance-of-death.html
    18. 18. 13 initial letters (c.1527) by Anton Woensam • • • • Initial letters A, C, F, H, I, M, N, L, O, P, Q, S, T, with playing putti on black ground, used as illustrations to a book probably printed by Eucharius Cervicornus in Cologne after 1527. Print made by Anton Woensam, German printmaker, painter/draughtsman (c.1493-1496 - c.1541) Woodcut © The Trustees of the British Museum http://www.britishmuseum.org/research/collection_online/collection_object_details/collection_image_gallery.aspx? assetId=568134&objectId=1550400&partId=1 http://www.britishmuseum.org/research/collection_online/collection_object_details/collection_image_gallery.aspx? assetId=568120&objectId=1550410&partId=1#more-views
    19. 19. The Children's Alphabet 1521 by Hans Weiditz the Younger • The Children's Alphabet 1521 by Hans Weiditz the Younger, (1495 c.1537), a German artist. • • • • http://www.art-wallpaper.com/24707/Weiditz+Hans/The+childrens+alphabet+Block+1?Width=1024&Height=768 http://www.art-wallpaper.com/24708/Weiditz+Hans/The+childrens+alphabet+Block+2?Width=1024&Height=768 http://mindgazer.deviantart.com/art/Block-Font-26064177 http://mindgazer.deviantart.com/art/Block-Font-two-26064635
    20. 20. Ornamented Roman Majuscule Alphabet by Daniel Hopfer c. 1520 • Ornamented Roman Majuscule Alphabet ca. 1520 by the German artist Daniel Hopfer (1471–1536). Etching The Metropolitan Museum of Art • http://www.metmuseum.org/Collections/search-the-collections/338480
    21. 21. Letters from a German bible printed at Witenberg in 1584 • • From a German bible on the British museum printed at Witenberg in 1584. From: The Art of Illuminating As Practised in Europe from the Earliest Times. By W. R. Tymms, with an Essay and Instructions by M. D. Wyatt, Architect. London. Published April 2nd 1860 by Day and Son, Lithographers to the Queen. • • http://www.flickr.com/photos/49879584@N00/5012813365/ http://www.flickr.com/photos/49879584@N00/page7/
    22. 22. Champ fleury by Geoffroy Tory 1529 • Champfleury subtitled “The Art and Science of the Proportion of the Attic or Ancient Roman Letters By : Geofroy Tory (ca. 1480-1533). In 1529, Geofroy Tory, French scholar, engraver, printer, publisher and poet, was publishing the well known so called Champ Fleury, printed by Gilles de Gourmond, in Paris. The poetic title of his book translates literally as “flowery fields”; written as a single word, champfleury is an old French idiom for “paradise.” It is a fully illustrated handbook where the author explains how to draw Roman characters. Bibliothèque nationale de France. • • • • • http://expositions.bnf.fr/tory/livres/champ_fleury/index.htm http://gallica.bnf.fr/ark:/12148/bpt6k50961p/f49.planchecontact http://www.flickr.com/photos/vaarwel/6771067481/sizes/l/ http://bm.mairie-metz.fr/sitebm/commun/patrimoine/gravissime/premices.htm http://bm.mairie-metz.fr/sitebm/commun/patrimoine/gravissime/images/champfleury.jpg
    23. 23. Menschenalphabet (The Human Alphabet) by Peter Flötner (1534) • Menschenalphabet (The Human Alphabet ) 1534 by Peter Flötner (1490 1546) German designer, sculptor, and printmaker. Museum: Graphische Sammlung Albertina, Vienna, Austria. • • • http://cg.scs.carleton.ca/~luc/MA-peter_flotner1.jpg http://www.art-wallpaper.com/8297/Fl%C3%B6tner+Peter/The+Human+Alphabet-1024x768-8297.jpg http://fc02.deviantart.net/fs8/i/2005/339/1/6/Human_Alphabet_by_Mindgazer.jpg
    24. 24. Peter Flötner: Anthropomorphic alphabet, Germany ± 1540
    25. 25. Peter Flötner: Anthropomorphic alphabet, Germany ± 1540
    26. 26. Human figure alphabet by Johann Theodor de Bry (1596) • Johann Theodor de Bry, Belgian-German copper engraver (1561 - 1623), born on Liège worked most of his life in Frankfurt am Main. His vast oeuvre includes a human figure alphabet which appeared in his book "Alphabeta et characters" (1596), and shows many influences of similar alphabets of Peter Flötner in Germany. In 1595, he published a thick "Alphabetbuch" in which we find elaborately ornamented caps. • http://cg.scs.carleton.ca/~luc/MA-johann_theodor_de_bry.jpg
    27. 27. Human form alphabet by Giacomo Franco (1596) • Giacomo Franco Italian copper engraver and publisher (1550-1620), who in 1596 published a human form alphabet largely influenced by similar alphabets of Peter Flötner in Germany. A font based on this was made by Ulrich Stiehl. • • • • http://cg.scs.carleton.ca/~luc/MA-giacomo_franco.jpg http://www.sanskritweb.net/fontdocs/giacomo.pdf http://www.sanskritweb.net/fontdocs/index.html#GIACOMO
    28. 28. Human Alphabet by Martin Weigel (c. 1533 - 1580) • Martin Weigel German publisher who worked in Nürnberg in the 16th century (fl. 1533 - 1580), and whose alphabets of human forms were largely influenced by those of Peter Flötner. • http://cg.scs.carleton.ca/~luc/erotic.html
    29. 29. The Human Alphabet 1567 by Amman Jost • The Human Alphabet 1567 by Amman Jost (1539-1591) a native of Switzerland, in German artist, copper etching and engraver, ptintmaker, painter and author. Museum Kunstmuseum, Basel, Switzerland. • http://cg.scs.carleton.ca/~luc/MA-jost_amman.jpg • http://www.art-wallpaper.com/313/Amman+Jost/The+Human+Alphabet-1024x768-313.jpg
    30. 30. The Man of Letters or Pierrot's Alphabet 1794 • The Man of Letters or Pierrot's Alphabet 1794. Note That I Doubles with J and U with V • http://eu.art.com/products/p12385476-sa-i1751232/posters.htm
    31. 31. “Alfabeto Figurato” (Figurative Alphabet) 1632 by Giovanni Battista Bracelli • Giovanni Battista Bracelli (fl.1616-50), Italian painter and printmaker, who was a follower of Jacopo da Empoli and who among other works published, in Livorno in 1624, some interesting etchings referred to as Oddities. The name Bracelli appears after 1624 in a series of engravings printed in Rome. In 1632 an extremely rare and bizarre Illustrated Alphabet was printed in Naples and appears closely related to the fantastic vein of the Oddities. • • • http://www.flickr.com/photos/odisea2008/3470810936/sizes/o/in/photostream/ http://www.spamula.net/blog/i34/braccelli09.jpg http://typographica.org/wp-content/uploads/2007/03/bracelli-500x450.jpg
    32. 32. La Grande Danse Macabre des Hommes et des Femmes, 1486 • La Grande Danse Macabre des Hommes et des Femmes, based on the 1486 edition and subsequent copies by Jehan Lecocq (Troyes 1539) & Garnier (Troyes 1641). • • http://users.telenet.be/thomasweynants/images/dansemacabre/Alphabet.jpg http://gallica.bnf.fr/ark:/12148/bpt6k503981r/f5.image.pagination
    33. 33. http://users.telenet.be/thomasweynants/images/dansemacabre/Alphabet.jpg
    34. 34. 16th Century alphabet by anknown • • A set of decorative initial letters from the sixteenth century; it is missing “J” “O” “W” “X” and “Z” so that there are only 21 letters here, and a fake “J.” The Book of Ornamental Alphabets, Ancient and Mediæval collected and engraved by Freeman Gage Delamotte (1814 – 1862); London, Crosby Lockwood and Co., 1879 • • • http://www.fromoldbooks.org/DelamotteOrnamentalAlphabets/pages/051-16th-Century/2560x1382-q75.html http://fc01.deviantart.net/fs36/i/2009/353/8/d/16th_Century_Alphabet_images_by_barefootliam_stock.jpg http://www.fromoldbooks.org/DelamotteOrnamentalAlphabets/index3.html
    35. 35. Initials letters by Wenceslas Hollar (c.1625 - 1670) • Václav Hollar known in England as Wenceslaus or Wenceslas and in Germany as Wenzel Hollar (1607 - 1677), was a Bohemian etcher, who lived in England for much of his life. He was born in Prague, and died in London. • http://link.library.utoronto.ca/hollar/ • http://link.library.utoronto.ca/hollar/searchresults.cfm?query=initials%20letters&show=all
    36. 36. Historiated Alphabet by Valerio Spada 1656 – 1659 • This Historiated Alphabet (1656 – 1659) created by the Italian etcher, designer and calligrapher Valerio Spada (1613-1688), is a set of decorated initials with scenes in them, features scenes from seventeenth century Italy, mostly landscapes with figures (people) in them. Spada was known for combining miniature scenes with lettering or calligraphy. • • • http://www.fromoldbooks.org/Various-ItalianEtchers/ http://www.fromoldbooks.org/Various-ItalianEtchers/pages/0127-HistoriatedAlphabet-a-m/1600x1200-q85.html http://www.fromoldbooks.org/Various-ItalianEtchers/pages/0127-HistoriatedAlphabet-n-z/800x600-q85.html
    37. 37. Initial letters L, V from Félibien's 'Tapisseries du Roi, où sont représentez les quatre élémens et les quatre saisons' (c.1670) by Sébastien Leclerc • • Initial letter L, with four putti personifying the four elements; Initial letter V, with Justice, seated on clouds, with Blind Justice lying at her feet; from Félibien's 'Tapisseries du Roi, où sont représentez les quatre élémens et les quatre saisons' (Paris: Imprimerie Royale, 1670). c.1670 Etching Print made by Sébastien Leclerc I ,French printmaker, painter/draughtsman (1637 - 1714). http://www.britishmuseum.org/research/search_the_collection_database/search_results.aspx?searchText=Tapisseries+du+Roi
    38. 38. Initial letters A, L from Perrault's 'Mémoire pour servir à l'histoire naturelle des animaux' (c.1671) by Sébastien Leclerc • • Initial letter A, with Adam and Eve surrounded by animals in the garden of Eden; Initial letter L, with Noah pointing the way to the Ark to various animals for 'Description du lion' in Perrault's 'Mémoire pour servir à l'histoire naturelle des animaux' (Paris: Imprimerie Royale, 1671, in fol). c.1671 Print made by Sébastien Leclerc I ,French printmaker, painter/draughtsman (1637 - 1714). • http://www.britishmuseum.org/research/search_the_collection_database/search_object_details.aspx?objectid=1635594&partid=1&searchText=S%C • http://www.britishmuseum.org/research/search_the_collection_database/search_results.aspx?searchText=M%C3%A9moire+pour+servir+%C3%A0
    39. 39. Initial letter L from Perrault's 'Mémoire pour servir à l'histoire des plantes ' (c.1676) by Sébastien Leclerc • Initial letter L, with two draped male figures in a garden; one of them points at a plant with a stick; from Dodart's 'Mémoire pour servir à l'histoire des plantes' (Paris: Imprimerie Royale, 1676). c.1676 Print made by Sébastien Leclerc I ,French printmaker, painter/draughtsman (1637 - 1714). • http://www.britishmuseum.org/research/search_the_collection_database/search_object_details.aspx?objectid=1631606&partid=1&searchText=M%C
    40. 40. Initial letter S, with Alexander the Great (c.1684) by Sébastien Leclerc • Initial letter S, with Alexander the Great about to strike the Gordian Knot with his sword; for an unidentified book. 1684? Etching Print made by Sébastien Leclerc I ,French printmaker, painter/draughtsman (1637 - 1714). • http://www.britishmuseum.org/research/search_the_collection_database/search_object_details.aspx?objectid=1629503&partid=1&searchText=initia • http://www.britishmuseum.org/research/search_the_collection_database/search_object_details.aspx?objectid=1629503&partid=1&searchText=S%C
    41. 41. Initial letters from Les Actions glorieuses de S. A. S. Charles Duc de Lorraine (c.1703-1704) by Sébastien Leclerc • Les Actions glorieuses de S. A. S. Charles Duc de Lorraine c.1703-1704 Print made by Sébastien Leclerc I ,French printmaker, painter/draughtsman (1637 - 1714). • http://www.britishmuseum.org/research/search_the_collection_database/search_results.aspx?searchText=Les+Actions+glorieuses+de+S.+A.+S.+C
    42. 42. Initial letters C, L from Félibien's 'Histoire de l'abbaye royale de Saint-Denys en France' (c.1706) by Sébastien Leclerc • Initial letter C, with King Philippe the Fair walking towards an altar upon which are the relics of St Louis; Initial letter L, with battle scene; from Félibien's 'Histoire de l'abbaye royale de Saint-Denys en France' (Paris: Leonard, 1706). c.1706 Etching Print made by Sébastien Leclerc I ,French printmaker, painter/draughtsman (1637 - 1714). • http://www.britishmuseum.org/research/search_the_collection_database/search_results.aspx?searchText=Histoire+de+l'abbaye+royale+de+Saint-D
    43. 43. Initial letters from Baluze's 'Histoire généalogique de la Maison d'Auvergne by Sébastien Leclerc c.1708 • Initial letters C, F, F, K, N from Baluze's 'Histoire généalogique de la Maison d'Auvergne' (Paris, Paris: Antoine Dezallier, 1708). c.1708 Etching Print made by Sébastien Leclerc I ,French printmaker, painter/draughtsman (1637 - 1714). • http://www.britishmuseum.org/research/search_the_collection_database/search_results.aspx?searchText='Histoire+g%C3%A9n%C3%A9alogique+
    44. 44. Anatomical Alphabet 1724 from Myotomia Reformata • Anatomical Alphabet from William Cowper's "Myotomia Reformata," 1724; By Paul Dijstelberge of the Special Collections Amsterdam. • http://otago.ourheritage.ac.nz/index.php/items/browse?search=Cowper,%20William,%2016661709&submit_search=Search# http://morbidanatomy.blogspot.gr/2013/12/anatomical-alphabet-from-from-william.html http://abeautifulbook.wordpress.com/2011/09/28/an-anatomical-alphabet-made-for-william-cowpers-myotomiareformata-london-1724/ • •
    45. 45. Armenian flowery alphabet by Edmund Fry, 1799 • • Armenian flowery alphabet from Pantographia by Edmund Fry, 1799. Armenian 5.These letters are termed blooming or flowery, and are used in titles of books, and as two-line letters in the beginnings of chapters. They represent flowers, and the figures of men and animals. • • http://www.fromoldbooks.org/Fry-Pantographia/pages/p012/p012.jpg http://www.fromoldbooks.org/Fry-Pantographia/pages/p12-figures/
    46. 46. Vita di S. Filippo Neri (1757) by Giuseppe Filosi • • • • • Vita di S. Filippo Neri, incise in rame. Venice: [s.n.], 1757. This entirely illustrated biography of Saint Filippo Neri (1515-1595), the founder of the Oratorian order. Neri, an extremely popular confessor and spiritual advisor in Rome whose advice was sought by Popes and Cardinals as well as commoners, was venerated as a saint during his lifetime and was canonized in 1622. The images engraved by Giuseppe Filosi, a book illustrator (active 1740 1760), are based on illustrations by Giacomo Tanaglia. The title of the work is “spelled out” in historiated upper case letters, each depicting a virtue which is identified in a caption beneath each letter. http://smu.edu/bridwell_tools/specialcollections/RecentAcqIllust/RAI_Suites.htm http://smu.edu/bridwell_tools/specialcollections/RecentAcqIllust/BRB0325-title.gif
    47. 47. Human Alphabets 2/3 ( 1515 – 1799 ) Sources • • • • • • http://www.google.gr/imghp http://www.britishmuseum.org/research.aspx http://cg.scs.carleton.ca/~luc/caps.html http://cg.scs.carleton.ca/~luc/erotic.html http://marinni.livejournal.com/ http://community.livejournal.com/art_links/1650995.html • http://app.cul.columbia.edu:8080/exist/scriptorium/individual/NNC-RBML-1104.xml?showLightbox=yes • • • • • http://bibliodyssey.blogspot.com/2008/02/ornamental-typography.html http://hsci.cas.ou.edu/galleries/16thCentury/Vesalius/1543-initials/ http://www.bl.uk/catalogues/illuminatedmanuscripts/results.asp http://www.flickr.com/photos/49879584@N00/5012813365/ http://link.library.utoronto.ca/hollar/searchresults.cfm?query=initials%20letters&show=all • All the copyrights belong to the original authors presentation by sotos
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