Historical Type

- A Data Base of Sixteenth-Century Typefaces - historicaltype.eu is part of an academic project developed during my PhD research (2013-2018) focused on the History of Typography in the Early Modern Period. The images presented here were collected during photographic sessions held at the Biblioteca Publica Municipal do Porto, the Biblioteca Geral da Universidade de Coimbra and the Biblioteca da Faculdade de Letras da Universidade de Lisboa. It is, for the moment, composed of nearly 40 alphabets. We hope that it will expand in the future through further research as well as through external contributions. The collections below reflect a time span of nearly 40 years of print culture in the Kingdom of Portugal. The alphabets in each collection are presented by design and size. In each alphabet, characters are presented in alphabetical order following an arrangement divided by majuscules, minuscules, ligatures, punctuation signs and so on, whenever applicable.

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