Text used for historic scientific drawings

jpwelch's picture

I am doing a school project and I am illustrating deep sea creatures. I am going for a historic aesthetic. I found this text which is perfect from the "Illustrated Catalogue of the Fishes of South Australia, Adelaide, Australia : G. Hassell & Son, 1921".

Here is a link to the site with some sample pages of the book. https://archive.org/details/cbarchive_55506_illustratedcatalogueofthefis...

I have also attached an image. I want to know what typeface is used for labeling the fish in the bottom right hand of this image. Any help would be awesome thanks!

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jpwelch's picture

Just so I'm clear it's the type that reads " Fig. 163. Parequula melbournensis." that I'm interested in.

donshottype's picture

So small. About all I can say is that is an italic and seems to have contrast matching a "modern" typeface such as Scotch Roman, which is a font often used in British scientific books. There is a very good Scotch Modern by Nick Shinn http://www.myfonts.com/fonts/shinn/scotch-modern/ If you find it too expensive for a school project there are others such as Scotch Roman MT http://www.myfonts.com/fonts/adobe/monotype-scotch-roman/
There is a wiki that is very informative about the Scotch Roman/Modern typefaces http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scotch_Roman

Don

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