OLD MAP FONTS:
Antiquarian font
Antiquarian Scribe
Bonnycastle
Geographica
Terra Ignota
 HISTORICAL PENS:
Abigail Adams font
American Scribe
Botanical Scribe
Douglass Pen
Emily Austin font
Houston Pen
Lamar Pen
Military Scribe
Old Man Eloquent font
Remsen Script
Schooner Script
Texas Hero font
 ANTIQUE TEXTS:
Attic Antique
Bonsai
Broadsheet
Castine
 CREDITS, &C.
The text face used here (as well as elsewhere) is Broadsheet™. The home page letters are set in Emily Austin™ & Lamar Pen™. All typefaces referenced on this website—Abigail Adams™, American Scribe™, Antiquarian™, Antiquarian Scribe™, Attic Antique™, Bonnycastle™, Bonsai™, Botanical Scribe™, Broadsheet™, Castine™, Douglass Pen™, Emily Austin™, Geographica™, Houston Pen™, Lamar Pen™, Military Scribe™, Old Man Eloquent™, Remsen Script™, Schooner Script™, Terra Ignota™ & Texas Hero™—are the intellectual property of Three Islands Press (copyright ©1994–2016). For site licensing contact:

   Three Islands Press
   P.O. Box 1092
   Rockport ME 04856 USA
   (207) 596-6768
   info@oldfonts.com

 

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December Special!
FREE with any order this month is Terra Ignota™, a 17th century hand-lettering font reminiscent of old maps during the Age of Discovery. No discount code required—simply buy any other font (or fonts) before 01 January 2017, and you'll also get a free download link to this font fit for pirates (a $39 value). Has more than 800 glyphs, including period ligatures, true small caps, and full Central/Eastern European language support.
Announcing Handwritten History, a bundle of 20 historical penmanship fonts spanning nearly 400 years of handwriting

Introducing...
Our new Handwritten History™ Bundle is a collection of 20 distinctive font designs representing authentic penmanship styles as they’ve changed through the ages, from 1650 to 2010. (Where else might you find a type collection that’ll let you write like John Quincy Adams—or the busy waitress at the local pub, depending on your mood?) Licensed separately, they’d cost $730, but you can have ’em all for just $149a savings of 80%!


Geographica, a new serif typeface

Warm, Hand-Drawn Serif
Geographica™, a legible serif text-type family modeled after the hand-drawn place names and peripheral narratives on the mid-1700s New World maps of English engraver Thomas Jefferys. Geographica comes with Roman, Italic, Bold, and Bold Italic styles, true small capitals, scores of ligatures, two stylistic alternate titling caps—and has a slew of cartographic ornaments, to boot. Try it out here.


Introducing our new Bonnycastle font

War of 1812
Bonnycastle™ is a vintage titling font inspired by the legends on some maps and charts by Sir Richard Henry Bonnycastle (1791–1847), an English military engineer who served in the War of 1812 and settled in Canada. It comes with more than 1,100 glyphs, including true small caps, stylistic alternates, discretionary ligatures, and several cartographic ornaments. The newest member of our Old Map Fonts collection. Try it out here.


Military Scribe font

Tenth of Foot
Military Scribe™ is modeled after the compact, legible script on the mid- to late-1770s muster rolls of the 10th Regiment of Foot, a British Military unit that saw action at the outset of the American Revolution in the Battle of Lexington and Concord as well as Bunker Hill. Comes with scores OpenType features, including historical ligatures, contextual alternates, and ink blots—more than 1,000 characters in all.


Remsen Script font

Colonial Broadside
Remsen Script™ is a Colonial American cursive based on the hand of the penman who engrossed a three-page broadside addressed to British manufacturers on behalf of the merchants of Philadelphia. The merchants' appeal failed, of course, but the broadside survives as an ancestral keepsake of a family named Remsen. An elegant cursive with numerous period ligatures, conditional alternates, and OpenType stylistic sets.


Abigail Adams font

My Dearest Friend
The eponymous inspiration for Abigail Adams™ carried on a famous epistolary dialog with John, her husband and "Dearest Friend," for more than forty years. Abigail Adams wrote swiftly and intellegently, if not beautifully, in a hand that somehow perfectly represents late-1700s America—as well as her role as key advisor to the second President of the United States. Click here for details.


Abigail Adams American Scribe Botanical Scribe Douglass Pen Emily Austin Houston Pen

Lamar Pen Military Scribe Old Man Eloquent Remsen Script Schooner Script Texas Hero

Antiquarian Antiquarian Scribe Bonnycastle Geographica Terra Ignota

Attic Antique Bonsai Broadsheet Castine

Full Library Historical Pens Antique Texts Old Map Fonts Modern Hands

Handwritten History Bundle


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 KIND WORDS:

“Our 3rd and 4th graders are thrilled that their historical writing is going to look so authentic!
—S.E., Charlottesville VA

“I think this font is amazing. It is incredibly beautiful and in my opinion looks very authentic.”
—E.H., Brookline MA

“Well done on preserving the old ways of writing—they wrote and spoke so much nicer than we do now.”
—A.K., Adelaide, S. Australia

Bonsai is very beautiful; the font's antiquity seems to conjure a sweet staleness of old newsprint, somehow.”
—A.T., Ontario, Canada

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