Terra Ignota

Font >> Script - Terra Ignota 14684 by Three Islands Press @ CreativeMarket

File Size: 387.64 KB; Vector: Yes.

The idea for Terra Ignota came to me years ago as I was admiring a reproduction of "Amerique Septentrionale," a 1650 map by French cartographer Nicolas Sanson, given to me by my parents. The handlettering has a sort of rakish character, evocative of pirates or adventurers at a time of unbridled world exploration. I ended up putting the project aside, but the idea to create this font tugged gently at my mind until I simply couldn't ignore it any longer. The result of my labors has an italic slant and a deliberate feel, in keeping with its historical roots. Terra Ignota comes with true small caps, numerous ligatures, both lining and old-style figures, a few cartographic ornaments, and complete Central/Eastern European alphabets¡ªmore than 800 glyphs in all.

Keywords: old map font, pirate font, maritime chart, antique map, cartographers script, historical handlettering, 17th century handwriting, 17th century script, old penmanship.


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