I know that is was hand lettered, but I have seen this same style on other maps. It looks similar to copperplate, but I don't think that's it. Can anyone identify the source for these lettering styles?enter image description here

  • The serif or sans serif font? Feb 26, 2019 at 21:53

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The serif could be replaced by Copper Bowles, Copperplate hand or Adorn Copperplate

The sans is trickier, but something like Revelstoke, Prequel or Davish


The larger, serifed hand is definitely someone's hand-lettered version of a Copperplate (and very nicely rendered at that) and the sans serif looks like an italic variation of one of the bauhaus style hands - I've two near matches but neither is quite perfect.



Hope that helps.

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    I think Lapidary is too far off.
    – Luciano
    Feb 28, 2019 at 11:11

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