I'd like to find a close approximation to the font in the following historical document:

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I realise of course that it is hand written -- but I have seen in the past "handwritten" calligraphic style fonts produce from some historical source e.g. P22 Da Vinci.

I've tried font identification tools Whatthefont etc. and a very very good piece of software called "find my font" (it's very good), but as the image is poor and the text hand written, nothing comes up.


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It's a Chancery Typography. Try making a specific search at a font site using "chancery", like:

Chancery fonts at fontspace.com

Chancery fonts at 1001fonts.com

Chancery fonts at myfonts.com

  • So you actually got me closer in a sense! I don't think these two suggestions are very close to the source in my original question. BUT your Chancery suggestion got me to something called Chancery Hand -- which is very very close!!!
    – user27119
    Jan 10, 2019 at 1:00
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    @QuantumPenguin: I think you might want to try Chancellerie - I think it's a bit closer to the specific letterforms of the hand in your image and the font has a slightly bled over time inked feel which really helps. myfonts.com/fonts/glc/1648-chancellerie Jan 10, 2019 at 16:23

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