Poetae graeci principes heroici carminis et alli nonnulli ... fragmenta aliorum.

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Creator

Estienne, Henri.

Title

Poetae graeci principes heroici carminis et alli nonnulli ... fragmenta aliorum.

Publisher

[Geneva]: Henri Estienne,

Date

1566.

Description

The typographic masterpiece of Henri Estienne (1531–1598), using the two largest sizes of the “Royal Greek Types” originally cut in 1544 by Claude Garamond (d. 1561) for Robert Estienne (1503–1559). The letters are based on the handwriting of Angelo Vergezio, a contemporary Greek scholar and calligrapher. They are still acknowledged to be among the finest Greek types ever cut, and their influence on Greek typography elsewhere in Europe and in England was immediate, widespread, and long-lasting.

Source

Gift of Leonard L. Mackall, 1928.