Useful lists: Alphabet of initials

Basically we have two large sets of initials in Arkyves. The first alphabet of historiated, painted initials is to be found in illuminated manuscripts. The second alphabet is to be found in the books photographed by Paul Dijstelberge in his typography project which, by implication, offers a large survey of historiated and decorated printed initials

1. Manuscript initials
A B C D E F G H I K L M N O P Q R S T U W

2. Printed initials
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

The Creation: division of light and darkness

David playing the harp and his musicians Eman, Ethan, Idithun and Asaph

Monks singing

David at prayer

God speaks to Moses

Two apostles

The Creation: God forms Eve from Adam's rib

Mary with the Christ-child, standing on the crescent of the moon

Origen

Singing monks

The Tree of Jesse: genealogical tree sprouting from Jesse's loins (Jesse, King David, and Christ only)

Two souls in Purgatory

St. Peter liberated from prison by an angel

Madonna: Mary holding the Christ-child, a crescent at her feet

The Nativity: the adoration of the Christ-child by Mary and St. Joseph

The Creation of all (1st of 7)

The Resurrection: Christ steps out of his tomb

The presentation in the temple: Mary presents the Christ-child to Simeon

Jacob sleeping on the ground with a stone for pillow

The Agony in the Garden: Christ prays in Gethsemane

An apostle holding a book and a staff(?)

Horst, Dierick Gerridt
Leiden

1562 · 1568

Lettersnijder, Cornelis Henricz
Delft

1516 · 1541

Jansz, Jan (Arnhem)
Arnhem

1597 · 1630

Blaeu, Joan 1
Amsterdam 1630-1673

1630 · 1673

Paddenburgh, Amelis Janssz
Utrecht

1629 · 1671

Paets Jacobszoon, Johannes
Leiden

1579 · 1622

Hellen, Hans van der
Middelburg

1618 · 1661

Wouw, Hillebrandt Jacobsz 1
Den Haag

1602 · 1622

Matthijsz, Paulus
Amsterdam

1640 · 1684

Halma, François
Utrecht, Amsterdam, Franeker, Leeuwarden

1680 · 1720

Silvius, Willem
Leiden

1578 · 1580

Haestens, Henrick Lodewijcxsoon
Leiden

1596 · 1629

Scheffer, Jan 2
‘s Hertoghenbosch

1574 · 1613

Canin, Isaac Abrahamsz
Dordrecht

1615 · 1616

Blaeu, Joan 1
Amsterdam 1630-1673

1630 · 1673

Hervelt, Nicolaes van
Nijmegen

1632 · 1671

Elzevier, Bonaventura
Leiden

1610 · 1653

Hendricksz, Aelbrecht
Den Haag

1591 · 1605

Blaeu, Joan 1
Amsterdam 1630-1673

1630 · 1673

Esch, Hendrick van
Dordrecht

1633 · 1682

Water, Willem 1 van de
Utrecht

1686 · 1728

Bade, Josse
?

? · ?

Casteleyn, Pieter
Haarlem

1649 · 1676

Claesz, Cornelis
Amsterdam

1582 · 1609

Waesberge, Jan 2 van
Rotterdam

1587 · 1624

Hackius, Franciscus
Leiden

1638 · 1669