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The collections of heraldic clipart offered here (to which we will be adding periodically) contain renditions of heraldic charges as they were drawn in earlier times, as opposed to what is now most prevalently available - modern
renditions, the vast majority taken from the works of A.C. Fox-Davies. This is not to say that these modern drawings of charges are not useful; only that sometimes an individual may want to draw a coat of arms in the style of an
earlier age, and there is a dearth of sources for such period clipart renditions. The heraldic charges offered here were taken from specific times and places, as noted in each set, and each charge is named by its type, source, and date
(e.g., "Unicorn Rampant SW1450" is a Unicorn Rampant, taken from Scheibler's Wappenbuch, dated 1450 A.D. A table in each booklet lists the sources, dates, and abbreviations used in naming each charge.
Each set consists of a booklet with printed copies of each of the charges (three-hole punched for convenience in placing in a binder) and a CD-ROM which contains a copy of the booklet in .pdf format as well as every charge contained therein in three standard graphics formats: .bmp, .jpg, and .tif; and two vector graphics formats: .eps and .svg.
| Period Heraldic Clipart: German. This collection of fifty German heraldic charges
have been taken from Jakob Streit - Stammbuch mit den Wappen seiner
Verwandten, seiner Tübinger und Ingolstädter Universiätsfreunde und von Kollegen
am Reichskammergericht zu Speyer, dated 1560; Ortenburger Wappenbuch, dated
1466-1473; Freiherr von Scheibler's Wappenbuch, dated 1450; and Otto Titan von
Hefner, Grund-Saeze der Wappenkunst, Nuremberg, 1855, Pl. IV (dated illustrations
from the 13th through 16th Centuries).
The charges include: Architecture (Towers); Beasts (Boar, Bull, Cat, Deer, Frog, Goat and Ram, Lion, Wolf); Birds (Eagle, Stork, Swan); Body Parts (Arm, Attires); Crescent; Crown; Covered Cup; Flowers (Rose, Sexfoil); Heads (Boar, Bull, Dog, Stag); Linden leaf; Miscellaneous charges (Banner, Buckle, Dice, Horseshoe, Pilgrim's flask, Gemmed ring, and a template for Shield, Helm and Mantling); Monster (Unicorn, illustrated at left); Tools (Axes; Bucket; Knife blade; Rake; Shears; Urn/Pot).(Item #CA01) ($15.00)
|Period Heraldic Clipart: German: Volume II. This collection of sixty-four German
heraldic charges have been taken from Jakob Streit - Stammbuch mit den Wappen
seiner Verwandten, seiner Tübinger und Ingolstädter Universiätsfreunde und von
Kollegen am Reichskammergericht zu Speyer, dated 1560; Freiherr von Scheibler's
Wappenbuch, dated 1450; Vigil Rabers Neustifter Wappenbuch, 1548; and Virgil
Solis' Wappenbüchlein, 1555.
The charges include: Architecture (Castles, Column, Towers); Banners; Beasts (Beaver, Boar, Dog, Wolf, Elephant, Goat/Ram, Hare, Horse, and Lion); Birds (Generic bird, Crane, Eagles, Swan [illustrated at left]); Crescent; Cross bottony; Escarbuncle; Fish; Flame; Fleur-de-lys; Flowers (Rose); Fruit (Pomegranate, Strawberry plant); Heads (Bull, Horse, Lion, Human, Swan); Miscellaneous Charges (Bell, Hand, Glove, Hunting horn, Key, Mullet of six points, Stag's attire, Sun, Sword, Wagon frame, Wagon wheel); Monsters (Griffin, Melusine), and Shield blanks (one with helm and mantling). (Item #CA02) ($15.00)
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