Book Of Traceable Heraldic Art


The Book of Traceable Heraldic Art is a compilation of armorial illustrations intended to facilitate SCA device and badge design. There are currently 2,570 pages of illustrations, and more are being added on a regular basis.

Compendia: Print Edition (2,649 pages, 320MB PDF), Abridged Edition (2,500 pages, 384MB PDF)
Image Files: High-res PNGs (567MB Zip), Vector SVGs (97MB Zip), Vector PDFs (57MB Zip)

Concise Index

Fields: Billety, Crusilly, Ermine, Estencelly, Fretty, Grillage, Maily, Masoned, Papellony, Plumetty, Potent, Scaly, Semy, Vair

Complex Lines: Curved, Dovetailed, Embattled, Engrailed, Flory, Indented, Invected, Nebuly, Potenty, Raguly, Rayonny, Trefly, Urdy, Wavy

Field Divisions: Barry, Barry Bendy, Bendy, Chapé, Chaussé, Checky, Chevronelly, Gyronny, Lozengy, Paly, Paly Bendy, Paly Chevronelly, Party Of Six, Per Bend, Per Chevron, Per Fess, Per Pale, Per Pall, Per Saltire, Pily, Quarterly, Vêtu

Ordinaries: Bars, Base, Baton, Bend, Bendlets, Bordure, Canton, Chevron, Chevronels, Chief, Chief-Pale, Cross, Fess, Flaunches, Gore, Gusset, Gyron, Orle, Pale, Pall, Pallets, Pile, Point, Saltire, Saltorel, Scarpes, Shakefork, Tierce, Tressure

Shapes & Symbols: Ankh, Annulet, Billet, Card-Pique, Cartouche, Chi-Rho, Compass Rose, Compass Star, Cornice, Crampon, Cross (Charge), Delf, Ermine Spot, Escarbuncle, Escutcheon, Fer-a-loup, Fleam, Fleur de Lys, Fret, Heart, Hexagon, Knot, Label, Labyrinth, Lozenge, Mascle, Masculyn, Mullet, Musical Note, Nailpuller, Nesselblatt, Octagon, Pentagon, Roundel, Rustre, Schnecke, Snowflake, Spur-Rowel, Star of David, Tomoe, Triangle, Triquetra, Triskele, Triskelion, T’ai-chi, Umebachi, Vair Bell, Valknut, Well Frame, Wolves’ Teeth

The World & Heavens: Cloud, Comet, Crescent, Estoile, Flame, Flint, Goutte, Gurges, Lightning, Mistral, Moon, Mount, Mountain, Rainbow, Ray, Stone, Sun, Sunburst, Wind

Plants: Acanthus, Acorn, Apple, Ash, Bamboo, Banana, Beanpod, Beech, Beladona, Birch, Broom, Bush, Carrot, Cherry, Chrysanthemum, Cinquefoil, Columbine, Créquier, Daffodil, Daisy, Dogwood, Elder, Fig, Foil, Forget-Me-Not, Foxglove, Garlic, Geranium, Gillyflower, Grape, Hemp, Holly, Hop, Ivy, Jasmine, Laurel, Leek, Lily, Linden, Lotus, Magnolia, Mandrake, Maple, Mushroom, Oak, Olive, Onion, Orange, Palm, Pear, Peony, Pine, Pineapple, Plane, Pomegranate, Poppy, Pumpkin, Quatrefoil, Raddish, Rose, Rowan, Rue, Seeblatt, Sexfoil, Shamrock, Staff, Strawberry, Sunflower, Thistle, Thorns, Tobacco, Tree, Trefoil, Trillium, Tulip, Turnip, Vegetable Lamb, Violet, Wheat, Willow

Invertebrates: Bee, Butterfly, Cricket, Dragonfly, Ladybird, Mantis, Scorpion, Slug, Snail, Spider, Spiderweb, Stag Beetle, Wasp

Fishes: Barbel, Calamarie, Carp, Catfish, Chabot, Crab, Crayfish, Dolphin, Eel, Escallop, Fish, Flying Fish, Goldfish, Kraken, Lobster, Lucy, Manatee, Octopus, Polypus, Sea-Dog, Sea-Dragon, Sea-Fox, Sea-Goat, Sea-Horse, Sea-Lion, Sea-Monster, Sea-Serpent, Sea-Tortoise, Sea-Wolf, Shark, Shell, Squid, Whale, Whelk

Reptiles: Basilisk, Cockatrice, Dragon, Frog, Hydra, Lizard, Pithon, Salamander, Serpent, Snake, Tortoise, Wyvern

Birds: Auk, Bat, Bird, Cock, Coxcomb, Crane, Crow, Dove, Duck, Eagle, Egg, Falcon, Feather, Flamingo, Goose, Hawk, Hen, Heron, Hummingbird, Magpie, Martlet, Owl, Peacock, Pelican, Penguin, Pheasant, Phoenix, Poppinjay, Raven, Reremouse, Simurgh, Swallow, Swan, Turkeycock, Vol, Wing, Wood Cock

Beasts: Alphyn, Anteater, Antelope, Armadillo, Ass, Attire, Badger, Bagwyn, Bear, Beaver, Bison, Boar, Bog Beast, Buffalo, Bull, Calygreyhound, Camel, Cameleopard, Chameleon, Chatloup, Coney, Doe, Dog, Domestic Cat, Elephant, Elk, Enfield, Fleece, Fox, Giraffe, Goat, Gorilla, Griffin, Hare, Horse, Ibex, Keythong, Lamb, Lion, Lynx, Monkey, Moose, Mouse, Musimon, Otter, Ounce, Panther, Pawprint, Pegasus, Porcupine, Rabbit, Ram, Rat, Reindeer, Rhinoceros, Sheep, Squirrel, Stag, Stoat, Tiger, Tyger, Unicorn, Wildcat, Wolf, Yale

Postures: Close, Couchant, Courant, Displayed, Erect, Glissant, Haurient, Migrant, Naiant, Passant, Rampant, Rising, Salient, Sejant, Statant, Striking, Tergiant, Volant

People: Angel, Arm, Beard, Bone, Breast, Centaur, Cherub, Death, Dextrochère, Eye, Fist, Foot, Footprint, Frauenadler, Hand, Harpy, Human, Janus, Knight, Lamia, Leg, Maiden, Man, Manticore, Melusine, Mermaid, Merman, Minotaur, Monk, Moor, Saracen, Savage, Seraph, Skull, Sole, Sphinx, Triton, Viking

Tools & Objects: Abacus, Adze, Alquerque Board, Altar, Amphora, Anchor, Andirons, Angles, Anille, Anvil, Arch, Ark of the Covenant, Armillary Sphere, Armor Stand, Arrow, Arrowhead, Aspersorium and Aspergillum, Astrolabe, Awl, Axe, Axe-Head, Bag, Bagpipe, Balance, Barnacles, Barrel, Bascule, Battering Ram, Bauble, Beacon, Beehive, Bell, Bellows, Besom, Billhook, Bobbin, Book, Boot, Bottle, Bow, Breadloaf, Breastplate, Breeches, Bridge, Bridle, Broach, Broad-arrow, Brooch, Bucket, Buckle, Butter Churn, Button, Bycocket, Caduceus, Calipers, Caltrop, Camail, Candelabrum, Candle, Cannon, Cap, Caravel, Carriage Frame, Castle, Catherine Wheel, Cauldron, Chain, Chaine Shot, Chalice, Cheese, Chess Piece, Chest, Clarion, Cleaver, Clog, Cloth, Club, Cog-Wheel, Column, Comb, Compass, Coracle, Cornetto, Cornucopia, Coronet, Crampet, Crancelin, Crook, Crossbow, Crown, Crozier, Cup, Cupping Glass, Cushion, Dagger, Dice, Distaff, Domino, Drakkar, Drinking Horn, Drum, Drumstick, Dumbek, Eel Basket, Eel-Fork, Fence, Fetterlock, Fishhook, Flag, Flask, Fleshpot, Flute, Folding Fan, Fork, Fountain, Furison, Garter, Gate, Gauntlet, Gemstone, Glove, Gonfalon, Grappling Iron, Grenade, Hair Comb, Hammer, Hand Mirror, Harp, Harpoon, Harrow, Hat, Hautboy, Heckle, Helm, Hod, Hoe, Hood, Horseshoe, Hourglass, House, Hunting Horn, Joscelyn, Key, Knife, Ladder, Ladle, Lamp, Lance, Lantern, Lighthouse, Lure, Lymphad, Lyre, Mace, Mail, Mallet, Mask, Mattock, Maunch, Meat, Menorah, Mill, Millrind, Millstone, Mjolnir, Morion, Morris Board, Mortar, Nail, Needle, Oar, Obelisk, Orb, Organ Pipe, Padlock, Paintbrush, Park Pales, Paternoster, Pavilion, Peel, Pen, Penner and Inkhorn, Pennon, Pestle, Pheon, Phial, Pitcher, Pliers, Plow, Plummet, Portcullis, Pouch, Punner, Rake, Rapier, Recorder, Ring, Rod, Rope, Rudder, Saddle, Sail, Salmon Spear, Saltcellar, Scimitar, Scissors, Scrip, Scroll, Scythe, Shackle, Shacklebolt, Sheaf, Shears, Shirt, Shoe, Shofar, Shuttle, Sickle, Sling, Spade, Spear, Spindle, Spit, Spoon, Spur, Square, Staple, Stirrup, Stocking, Stool, Streitgabelklinge, Sword, Tabacco Pipe, Table-Trestle, Tankard, Tassel, Thimble, Thread, Thyrsus, Torc, Torch, Torii, Torse, Tower, Trident, Trivet, Trumpet, Truncheon, Violin, Wagon, Wall, Wall Mirror, Water-Bouget, Water-Wheel, Well, Wheel, Wheel of Fortune, Winnowing Fan, Wool-pack, Yarn, Yoke

Letters: Letter

Achievement Elements: Motto Scroll, Ribbon