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I am a decorative painter and new to this group.

I have always had a fascination for maps and have a small collection of books about antique maps.

I have been asked to paint an antique stye map and I am searching for ornamental fonts like those used on antique maps such as those of John Speed.

Any suggestions greatly appreciated.

thanks,
Sharon (Painter)

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Hello Sharon,

ESRI has released a number of historic fonts, but mainly for symbols if I recall correctly:
Historic Map Effects with ArcGIS

This thread may have some useful information as well:
Type Fonts

Other than that, I would try searching myfonts.com and/or other online font resources.

Hope this helps.
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Hi Sharon,

If you are after 'ye olde worlde' type fonts, we have a thread on our fantasy map guild dedicated to this subject which you can find here

In particular I would recommend Crazy Diamond fonts which are all historical.

All the best

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