Copperplate Minuscules


After 1600 demand increased for speedy writing for commercial purposes. A running cursive derived from Italic was developed, referred to as ’roundhand’. The development of running cursive into Copperplate was brought about through the influence of many penmen. The engraver’s tool could better reproduce writing made with a pointed rather than an edged pen. From … Continue reading Copperplate Minuscules

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