Antiquarian font
Antiquarian Scribe
Bonnycastle
Geographica
Geographica Hand
Geographica Script
Terra Ignota
Abigail Adams font
American Scribe
American Scribe
Botanical Scribe
Douglass Pen
Emily Austin font
Geographica Script
Houston Pen
Lamar Pen
Military Scribe
Old Man Eloquent font
Remsen Script
Schooner Script
Texas Hero font
Attic Antique
Bonsai
Broadsheet
Castine
 CREDITS, &C.
The text face used here (as well as elsewhere) is Broadsheet™. The home page letters are set in Emily Austin™ & Lamar Pen™. All typefaces referenced on this website—Abigail Adams™, American Scribe™, Antiquarian™, Antiquarian Scribe™, Attic Antique™, Austin Pen™, Bonnycastle™, Bonsai™, Botanical Scribe™, Broadsheet™, Castine™, Douglass Pen™, Emily Austin™, Geographica™, Geographica Hand™, Geographica Script™, Houston Pen™, Lamar Pen™, Military Scribe™, Old Man Eloquent™, Remsen Script™, Schooner Script™, Terra Ignota™ & Texas Hero™—as well as all other fonts in the Handwritten History™ Bundle— are the intellectual property of Three Islands Press (copyright ©1994–2020). For site licensing contact:

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September Special!
FREE with any order this month is Bonnycastle™, a stylish titling face based on the maps and charts of Sir Richard Henry Bonnycastle. No discount code required—simply buy any other font (or fonts) before 01 October 2020, and you’ll also get a free download link to this early 1800s map titles font (a $39 value). Has more than 1,100 glyphs, including true small caps, alternate alphabets, and numerous period ligatures.
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Sample of Emily Austin antique handwritten font
Douglass Pen font

Legible 19th-Century Cursive
Douglass Pen™, inspired by the hand of Frederick Douglass, reflects the boldness and determination of the famous American abolitionist, statesman, and orator. Although lacking the flair of some 1800s scripts, the font’s upright, condensed letterforms keep it impressively legible while remaining true to the period. Comes with contextual ligatures, alternate styles, ink blots, cross-outs—more than 800 glyphs in all. » Try it out here.


Geographica Hand font

1700s Hand Lettering
Geographica Hand™, a replication of the hand-lettered titles on British map engravings of the 18th century. Geographica Hand is as legible and versatile as Geographica Roman but more genuinely evocative of the source materials. Its 900 glyphs include several sketchy cartographic illustrations—trees, churches, windmills, and the like. Geographica Hand is a member our Old Map Fonts Collection. » Try it out here.


Handwritten History Font Bundle

Handwritten History
Our Handwritten History Bundle is a collection of 20 distinctive font designs representing authentic penmanship styles as they’ve changed through the ages, from 1650 to 2010. (Where else might you find a type collection that’ll let you write like John Quincy Adams—or the busy waitress at the local pub, depending on your mood?) You can have ’em all for just $149—a savings of 80%! » Click here.


Geographica Script font

Elegant Old Roundhand
Geographica Script™ is a careful simulation of the kind of 18th-century roundhand script you’ll find on engraved maps and trade cards of the mid-1700s. Six months in the making, our latest old script font has more than 1,100 glyphs, including scores of ligatures, historical flourishes, and an eye-popping series of period ornaments. Geographica Script is a member of both our Historical Pens and Old Map Fonts collections. » Try it out here.


Austin Pen, a genuine 19th century cursive font

Two-Style 1800s Script
Austin Pen™ replicates the penmanship of Texas empresario Stephen F. Austin in his famous 1834 prison diary. It comes with both a fine, legible regular style and a unique bold weight that looks like handwriting made with an over-inked pen. Comes with hundreds of ligatures and other OpenType alternates, ink blots and cross-outs, an uppercase hand-lettered alphabet, and full Latin support. » Try it out here.


Texas Heroes historical penmanship font bundle

Vintage Penmanship Collection
Check out our Texas Heroes™ Set, comprising five fonts that simulate the handwriting of famous early Texans. Includes Emily Austin, Houston Pen, Lamar Pen, Texas Hero, and Austin Pen, each with a distinctively 19th-century look and feel. All five come with numerous ligatures, old-style forms, ink blots, cross-outs, and full Latin support. Save 50% off licensing these fonts separately. » Click here.


Geographica, a new serif typeface

Warm, Hand-Drawn Serif
Geographica™ is a legible serif text-type family modeled after the hand-drawn place names and peripheral narratives on the mid-1700s New World maps of English engraver Thomas Jefferys. Geographica comes with Roman, Italic, Bold, and Bold Italic styles, true small capitals, scores of ligatures, two stylistic alternate titling caps—and has a slew of cartographic ornaments, to boot. »Try it out here.


Military Scribe font

Tenth of Foot
Military Scribe™ is modeled after the compact, legible script on the mid- to late-1770s muster rolls of the 10th Regiment of Foot, a British military unit that saw action at the outset of the American Revolution in the Battle of Lexington and Concord as well as Bunker Hill. Comes with scores of OpenType features, including historical ligatures, contextual alternates, and ink blots—more than 1,000 characters in all. » Try it out here.


3IP Old Map Fonts bundle

Antique Map Fonts
Our Old Map Fonts™ Collection includes seven typefaces (ten fonts total) modeled after actual cartographic sources from about 1650 to 1770, among them the work of Emanuel Bowen (1694–1767), Geographer to King George II, and Thomas Jefferys (1710–1771), Geographer to King George III. All seven come with more genuine map ornaments than you can shake a windlass at. Savings more than 50%! » Click here.


Remsen Script font

Colonial American Pen
Remsen Script™ is a Colonial American cursive based on the hand of the penman who engrossed a three-page broadside addressed to British manufacturers on behalf of the merchants of Philadelphia. The merchants’ appeal failed, of course, but the broadside survives as an ancestral keepsake of a family named Remsen. An graceful cursive with numerous period ligatures, alternates, and stylistic sets. »Try it out here.


Botanical Scribe font

The Rafael of Flowers
Botanical Scribe™ is modeled after the fine, hand-inscribed legends on the early-19th-century floral etchings of Pierre-Joseph Redouté. Because of its slight organic imperfections, it has a warm, accessible feel while remaining elegant enough for formal invitations and the like. »Try it out here.


Abigail Adams American Scribe Austin Pen Botanical Scribe Douglass Pen Emily Austin

Geographica Script Houston Pen Lamar Pen Military Scribe Old Man Eloquent

Remsen Script Schooner Script Texas Hero Antiquarian Antiquarian Scribe Bonnycastle Geographica

Geographica Hand Terra Ignota Attic Antique Bonsai Broadsheet Castine

Full Library Historical Pens Old Map Fonts Texas Heroes Set Antique Texts Modern Hands

Age of Discovery Bundle

Handwritten History Bundle


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