A sub-genre of Blackletter scripts. Like all blackletter and humanist scripts, this evolved over the Middle Ages from Carolingian miniscules. The main characteristic is that of rounded letterforms, or rather curves that are broken os less places than other blackletters. It does not have the strict vertical stress of the Textura style of blackletter.
Rotunda letters, also called Rundgotisch in German, were more popular in Southern Europe as printing was inaugurated, whereas the textura and the Bastarda seemed to dominate Northern Europe.
Popular Rotunda Typefaces