1715 Drop Cap P

1715 drop cap p drawingIt doesn’t get more vintage than this! A vintage drop cap letter P drawing from 1715. Definitely public domain. Definitely floral. And, definitely cool.

So many of the vintage page spacers and drop cap letters from this time period are virtually unusable. This one and a number of other images from this book are among the best I’ve seen. Here we have a hollow letter P, with shading surrounded by black flowers, leaves and vines. It is generally squared off but does not have a defined border. I do hope someone can make great use of it. The cool factor of using something from 300 years ago, alone, makes it worth trying to find a new home for this drop cap P drawing.

This image is copyright free and in the public domain anywhere that extends copyrights 70 years after death or at least 120 years after publication when the original illustrator is unknown.