Appianvs / romanvm historiam.

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Creator

Claude Garamond

Title

Appianvs / romanvm historiam.

Publisher

Charles Estienne

Date

1551

Coverage

Paris

Subject

Folio

Description

he sixteenth century was a golden age for French typography. Among the remarkable accomplishments of the great French punchcutters, Claude Garamond (or Garamont) is unsurpassed. In addition to trend-setting romans and an assortment of italics, Garamond was commissioned by King Fran├žois I to cut a new Greek font for royal use. The resulting types became known as the grecs du roi.

Originally produced in one medium size, a smaller and larger size were added later. The three sizes comprising the complete grecs du roi appear together for the first time in a double-page spread of this edition of the History of Rome by Appianus.

Relation

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