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Vespasiano Amphiareo

16th century Franciscan scribe and calligrapher (1501-1563), known for his 1554 writing manual Opera di Frate Vespasiano Amphiareo da Ferrara ... nella quale si insegna a scrivere varie sorti de lettere (Venice, 1554), the first place where one can find a Bastarda. Typefaces based on scans of his work include Gothic Majuscles (2003, Manfred Klein, based on Gothic Initials, 1554), and Amphiareo (2002, a Mac font made by Michael Schrauzer). Pictures of his capitals.

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file name: Opera Di Frate Vespesiano Amphiareo Da Ferrara1580


file name: Vespasiano Amphiareo Italian Mercantile Hand 1554







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