Arte Subtilissima, por la Qual se Enseña a Escreuir Perfectamente' (The most delicate art of teaching a perfect hand), 1550 by Juan de Icíar

The resourceful peacay at BibliOdyssey, who seems to spend most of his waking hours rummaging through the online archives of libraries and museums searching for scans from old books, has found another gem in Arte Subtilissima, por la Qual se Enseña a Escreuir Perfectamente (The most delicate art of teaching a perfect hand), 1550, by Juan de Icíar (Juan de Yciar) with engravings by Jean de Vingles.

Iciar’s Arte Subtilissima, peacay observes, introduced the chancery script (cancelleresca corsiva) to Spain “and although it is described as a copybook, it is more intended as a manual for an engraver rather than the hand scribe.”

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More illustrations from the manual here

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