Sir Richard Henry Bonnycastle (1791–1847) was an English officer and military engineer who served in the War of 1812 and ultimately settled in Canada. I stumbled upon copies of some of his charts and maps, became infatuated with the hand-lettered titles—and the result is the eponymous Bonnycastle. The font has a bold weight and an italic slant but is intended as a stylish standalone, evocative of its period in history. A member of our Old Map Fonts collection, Bonnycastle might prove most useful as an eye-catching titling face on branding materials, event posters, book covers, presentation graphics, historical illustrations, and the like.
Bonnycastle has true small caps, alternate upper- and lower-case alphabets, dozens of ligatures, contextual and discretionary alternates, lining and old-style figures, a series of cartographic ornaments, and full Latin support.
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- Webfont in EOT, WOFF, TTF, and SVG formats
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