Bonaventura Castiglione / Gallorum Insvbrvm antiqvue sedes.

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Creator

Giovanni Antonio Castiglione

Title

Bonaventura Castiglione / Gallorum Insvbrvm antiqvue sedes.

Publisher

G. A. Castiglione

Date

1541

Coverage

Milan

Subject

Octavo

Description

In the early part of the sixteenth century, italic types evolved in two veins: one, based on the first italic type cut by Francesco Griffo for Aldus Manutius (no. 7), is rounder and more irregular in form than a second version, the chancery italics initiated by Ludovico Arrighi (no. 11). Castiglione’s italic is one of the most elegant of the early chancery italics. It is upright, showing that slope is not a necessary attribute of italic typefaces. There are several swash variants (swash upright roman capitals are very unusual). In the lowercase, there is a lovely swash e, v and x.

Relation

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