Italian italic, 1911

Unfortunately it's a photo of a photocopy, but hope someone can help identify this splendid Modern italic from Rome, 1911. Found in the Catalogo dei punzoni e delle matrici orientali e latini from the Tipografia Poliglotta Vaticana.


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Ha, whoops! Thanks Riccardo :)

A bit larger:

Hopeful bump :-)

It is very reminiscent of Madison Antiqua, which, according to Jaspert, Berry and Johnson's Encyclopedia, was originally called Amts-Antiqua, and issued in 1909 by Stempel. It also says the typeface was redesigned in 1965, maybe that's when the descender of the lc f was cut off at the baseline etc.

Beautiful, thanks very much!