Henri Abraham Chatelain was a cartographer and publisher of the famous Atlas Historique, ou Nouvelle Introduction a l’Histoire, a world atlas released between 1705 and 1732 in Amsterdam. A good while 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 hand-lettering style. The text is in French, which gave me plenty of samples of diacritics and accented characters. The overall effect, I thought, was neat and legible, with a distinctly historical flair. Thus, Antiquarian Scribe was born.
Antiquarian Scribe has true small capitals, numerous ligatures, alternate/titling caps, old-style and lining figures, a series of antique map symbols, as well as Greek and full Latin support.
- Desktop font in OTF and TTF formats
- Webfont in EOT, WOFF, TTF, and SVG formats
- PDF guide to OpenType features
- PDF desktop and webfonts EULAs
- ReadMe text file
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