Letters M, N, and O Calligraphy Specimen Page

Jan van de Velde. From Thresor literaire [Literary Treasure], by D.V. Horenbeek. 1621.

Image of Letters M, N, and O Calligraphy Specimen Page

Jan van de Velde taught readers how to write in a number of elegant styles with his 1620 Thresor literaire: contenant plusieurs diverses escritures, les plus usitées és escoles francoises des Provinces unies du Pays-Bas.

Image of Letters M, N, and O Calligraphy Specimen Page

A detail of the letter “M” and accompanying text at the top of the page.

[First paragraph, top of page:] Mecene, illustre et | noble homme Romain, rencontrant un | jour le poete Virgile, luy demanda quelle | chose estoit dont la personne ne se pouvoit | saouler, luy respondit: Que de toutes cho- | ses la similitude de nouveauté fachoit, hor- | mis celle de tousjours entendre et apprendre.

[First paragraph, top of page:] Maecenas, famous and noble Roman man, encountering one day the poet Virgil, asked him about something that no one could have enough of. Virgile replied: all things that appear new [and then are not] are irritating, except learning and understanding.

Metadata Details
Item Type Manuscript
Title Letters M, N, and O Calligraphy Specimen Page
Publication Title Thresor literaire [Literary Treasure]
Short Title Literary Treasure, 1621
Creator Jan van de Velde
Publication Creator D.V. Horenbeek
Publication Date 1621
Language French
Call Number VAULT Wing folio ZW 646 .V548
Location Special Collections 4th floor
Notes p. 6