16th-Century Ornament Prints

A collection of highly elaborate ornament prints, mostly in the grotesque style, from the collection of the Rijksmuseum – stunningly surreal and elaborate designs….more

The Tibetan Book of Proportions

An eighteenth-century pattern book consisting of 36 ink drawings showing precise iconometric guidelines for depicting the Buddha and Bodhisattva figures. Written in…more

17th century Calligraphy from Germany

Select full page spreads from a 17th century German book on calligraphy entitled The Proper Art of Writing: a compilation of all sorts of capital or initial letters…more

17th century Heraldry Designs (1695)

Select images from the book Nouveau Livre de Differens Cartouches, Couronnes, Casques, Supports et Tenans – roughly translated as a New Book of Different Cartouch…more