OLD MAP FONTS:
Antiquarian font
Antiquarian Scribe
Bonnycastle
Geographica
Geographica Script
Terra Ignota
 HISTORICAL PENS:
Abigail Adams font
American Scribe
Botanical Scribe
Douglass Pen
Emily Austin font
Geographica Script
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™, Austin Pen™, Bonnycastle™, Bonsai™, Botanical Scribe™, Broadsheet™, Castine™, Douglass Pen™, Emily Austin™, Geographica™, Geographica Hand™, Geographica Script™, Houston Pen™, Lamar Pen™, Military Scribe™, Old Man Eloquent™, Remsen Script™, Schooner Script™, Terra Ignota™ & Texas Hero™, as well as others in the Handwritten History™ Bundle— are the intellectual property of Three Islands Press (copyright ©1994–2017). 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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Old Map Fonts Collection

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Inspired by actual cartography from the 1600s and 1700s, the members of our set of six antique map fonts are modeled after varied historical sources:

  • engraved mid-1700s maps by Emanuel Bowen (1694–1767), Geographer to King George II, as well as British trade cards of the period by artist and printmaker William Hogarth (1697–1764) and others (inspiration for Geographica Script);
  • the maps of Thomas Jefferys, best-known English cartographic printer of the 18th century (our Geographica family);
  • Henri Abraham Chatelain’s well-known Atlas Historique, ou Nouvelle Introduction a l’Histoire, a world atlas released between 1705 and 1732 in Amsterdam (Antiquarian and Antiquarian Scribe);
  • the hand-drawn titles in the charts of Sir Richard Henry Bonnycastle, an English military engineer who settled in Canada in the early 1800s (Bonnycastle);
  • and the hand-lettering in Amerique Septentrionale, an oft-reproduced map made in 1650 by French cartographer Nicolas Sanson.

All come with a full complement of OpenType features—among them small caps, numerous ligatures, and support for Central and Eastern European languages. (Antiquarian and Antiquarian Scribe support Greek.) Separate licenses cost as little as $39, or you can buy the lot for the special price of $149a savings of $129! | Order  Buy old fonts


Full Library Historical Pens Collection Antique Texts Collection Old Map Fonts

Antiquarian font
Antiquarian Scribe font
Bonnycastle font
Geographica font
Geographica Script font
Terra Ignota font

Abigail Adams American Scribe Botanical Scribe Douglass Pen Emily Austin Geographica Script

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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