BATYR - A Database for Renaissance Typography

BaTyR : A Database for Renaissance Typography                                 
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Today, BaTyR lists 7535 typographic ornaments
(13958 occurrences appearing in 608 books)

BaTyR is a database of Renaissance typographic ornaments. An English version of the search grid is available, but a full translation of the website has not yet been completed. We apologize for the inconvenience.

Some specific features of Batyr :

—  tracking occurrence of the same ornament in different books (see, for instance, BaTyR n° 1617)

—  identifying copies and similar ornaments (see, for instance BaTyR n° 9593)

— spotting signatures and initials in ornaments (see, for instance, the mysterious "maître au R.")