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 of German, Latin and Italian fonts from different masters of the noble art of writing. Although some can be recognisable as letters, it seems that a penchant for elaborate decoration has made most of them wonderfully illegible.

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Housed at: Internet Archive | From: The Getty
Found via: Frances Macleod
Underlying Work: PD Worldwide | Digital Copy: No Additional Rights
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