What is the 1543 Humane Jenson font?
In 1543 the well-known “De humani corporis fabrica” treatise on anatomy by André Vesale, was printed by Johann Oporinus in Basel (Switzerland). Various typefaces were used for this work, mostly in Latin but including Greek characters. Its Jenson-type font was the one which inspired this font. It is a very elegant one, including the “long s”, a few abbreviation forms and ligatures. As it was a Latin text, there were no accented characters and a few capitals were absent. I had to reconstruct them.
A render sheet, in the font file, makes all characters easy to identify on the keyboard. More…
This font may be used as a “modern” one for web-site titles, posters and flier designs, publishing ancient texts… and anything else you want! One of the most elegant types ever cut, it stands up very well to enlargement, remaining as readable as in its original small size.
1543 Humane Jenson Font families
The 1543 Humane Jenson includes the following font families:
- 1543 Humane Jenson Normal
- 1543 Humane Jenson Italic
- 1543 Humane Jenson Bold
1543 Humane Jenson Preview
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