John Speed Font Collection

To our great shame we have neglected and overlooked the collection of John Speed calligraphic fonts which we released in 2001. This great set of 3 fonts is based on 17th century cartographer’s calligraphy takes from examples in the maps of British cartographer John Speed.

The collection includes three original fonts, John Speed, John Speed Ornamental and John Speed Lowercase. Together they have hundreds of variant characters for every possible use and every style of ornament and decoration of the period.  The fonts are scrupulously researched from primary sources and we have painstakingly reproduced the look and character of the original lettering.

The fonts are available individually, but we recommend getting the full set for the best effect.  It can be ordered in our ONLINE STORE.

If you like John Speed you will love our MapMaker cartographic design resources.

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