— The Writing-Master

The Writing-master’s book, Schrijfmeesterboek, by Jan van de Velde from the Golden Age of Dutch art.

 

The book was produced in 1605 in Rotterdam, Netherlands.

This volume is a writing manual and copybook, offering instructional texts and extensive sets of model plates with examples of all the different hands in use throughout Europe at that time.

 

Written in Dutch, German, French, English, Spanish, Italian and Latin, van den Velde not only covers the alphabets but also includes fabulous ornamental penwork confirming his dazzling mastery in the fusion of script and calligraphic decoration.

 

Via: Princeton University

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