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Three Islands Press : Map Fonts : Antiquarian Scribe
Three Islands Press Antiquarian Scribe™ ($39)

Copyright: ©2009 by Three Islands Press
Designer: Brian Willson
Packages: 3IP Library, Historical Collection, Antiquarian Set
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Antiquarian Scribe

Antiquarian ScribeHenri Abraham Chatelain was a cartographer and publisher of the famous Atlas Historique, ou Nouvelle Introduction a l’Histoire, a world atlas printed between 1705 and 1732 in Amsterdam. A few years ago, at an antique book shop in London, I bought a page from Chatelain’s atlas—a page covering the Near East, India, the Indian Ocean—that had a particularly alluring, oblique handlettering style. (The text is in French, which gave me plenty of samples of diacritics and accented characters.) The overall effect is neat and legible, with a distinctly historical flair. Antiquarian Scribe is a full-featured font that works well with Antiquarian. The OpenType release adds true small caps, numerous ligatures, Central/Eastern European and Greek alphabets, and several distinctive cartographic ornamentsUS$39.

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“Well done on preserving the old ways of writing—they wrote and spoke so much nicer than we do now.”
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“Your period-style handwriting fonts remain the very best I've ever found. Thanks for your most excellent contributions to American typography!”
—A.L., Los Angeles CA

“[American Scribe] is the 3rd font I have ordered from this foundry! Love them. Thanks for the good and authentic work!”
—V.B., BC, Canada

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“I have never encountered such fine and detailed work in a handwritten font before. I heartily applaud your attention to detail and historical accuracy.”
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