18th Century Fraktur

hessenkassel's picture

I am looking for a script that would have been used in Germany (specifically the Hessen-Kassel region) in the last quarter of the 18th century. As I understand it, this would have been some type of Fraktur with the long s and ligatures. Perhaps someone here could point me in the right direction?

5star's picture

Hi, posting this topic in the General Discussions forum might receive more responses.


dan_reynolds's picture

Luther’sche Fraktur is one of the closest digital fonts you’ll be likely to find. I think that it is based on types from the Luther Foundry in Frankfurt/Main from the 18th century. Frankfurt/Main was a free imperial city-state between Hesse-Kassel and Hesse-Darmstadt, but their types probably traveled outside of town.

MyFonts has two digital versions…
Linotype’s (the Pro font should have the long s and some ligatures in it) and Elsner + Flake’s.

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