Closest typeface to this 17th Century Serif

rufeus's picture

Can anyone help me find a typeface that would suitably replace the one used in this beuatiful 17th Century engraving of a stellar atlas by the astronomer Johannes Hevelius:

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/f/f1/Scutum_Hevelius.jpg

more from the collection here:

http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Category:Uranographia_by_Johannes_Heve...

Any help will be appreciated

carlooto's picture

These all seem to be hand-drawn on the engraving plate.

Marini's Fell Types are close: http://iginomarini.com/fell/

I recall something closer in proximity, but not off the top of my head. Maybe someone else has an idea.

rufeus's picture

Thanks for that resource tip, carlooto.

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