1493 Font Friday

Newberry Library

Dragon dentistry isn’t a job. It’s a calling.

This hand-drawn calligraphic letter appears in the back pages of one of our copies of the Nuremberg Chronicle—a late 15th-century history of the world and one of the best-known incunables, or early printed books. It’s based on an image belonging to a series of engravings popular at the time.


[Registrum huius operis libri cronicarum. Hartmann Schedel. Nuremburg. 1493. Ayer 6 .S3 1493] #medieval #calligraphy #illustrations #drawing