Carta Marina

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Carta Marina is a historical font family. This typeface has two styles and was published by Insigne Design.

Contextual Alternates
Discretionary Ligatures
Historical Forms
Standard Ligatures
Oldstyle Figures
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Carta Marina Regular


Carta Marina Bold


Carta Marina is based on the titling found on the famous map drawn by Olaus Magnus in 1539. The map of northern Europe took 12 years to complete, and the total size is a huge 1.7 meters tall by 1.25 meters wide. More information about the map, as well as the high resolution reference document used to create the typeface and illustration set can be found at the James Ford Bell Library, University of Minnesota.

The titling is slightly aged, very sturdy and elegant. Carta Marina includes a full set of OpenType alternates for every character in the English alphabet, oldstyle figures, historical forms, small caps and 64 discretionary ligatures. These ligatures are used to alter the appearance of the type so that the printing appears realistic and without any duplicate letters to detract from the antique appearance.

Foundry Insigne Design
Price $24.99
Style Historical
Licenses Desktop
Web Font