Jan van de Velde, Schrijfmeesterboek – Writing-master’s book from the Golden Age of Dutch art, 1605. Rotterdam, Netherlands.
This volume is a writing manual and a copy book, offering instructional texts and extensive set of model plates with examples of all the different hands in use throughout Europe at that time. Written in Dutch, German, French, English, Italian, Spanish, and Latin, van den Velde not only covers the alphabets but also includes ornamental penwork confirming his dazzling mastery in the fusion of script with the calligraphic decoration. Source: Princeton University Library