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 3,204 pages of illustrations, and more are being added on a regular basis.

Compendia: Print Edition (3,346 pages, 393MB PDF)
Image Files: High-res PNGs (899MB Zip), Vector SVGs (159MB Zip), Vector PDFs (75MB Zip)

Concise Index

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Reptiles: All, Basilisk, Caldera Gringolada, Cockatrice, Dragon, Frog, Hydra, Lizard, Pithon, Rod of Asclepius, Salamander, Serpent, Snake, Tortise, Tortoise, Wyvern

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

Beasts: All, Allocamelus, Alphyn, Anteater, Antelope, Armadillo, Ass, Badger, Bagwyn, Bear, Beaver, Bison, Boar, Bog Beast, Buffalo, Bull, Calygreyhound, Camel, Cameleopard, Chameleon, Chatloup, Chimera, Coney, Doe, Dog, Domestic Cat, Elephant, Elk, Enfield, Fang, Fleece, Fox, Genet, Giraffe, Goat, Gorilla, Griffin, Hare, Hedgehog, Horse, Hyena, Ibex, Keythong, Lamb, Lion, Lynx, Monkey, Moose, Mouse, Musimon, Opossum, Otter, Ounce, Panther, Pawprint, Pegasus, Porcupine, Rabbit, Racoon, Ram, Rat, Reindeer, Rhinoceros, Sheep, Shrew, Squirrel, Stag, Stoat, Tiger, Tusk, 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: All, Angel, Arm, Beard, Bone, Breast, Centaur, Cherub, Death, Dextrochère, Eye, Fist, Foot, Footprint, Frauenadler, Gorgon, Hand, Harpy, Human, Janus, Knight, Lamia, Leg, Maiden, Man, Manticore, Melusine, Mermaid, Merman, Minotaur, Monk, Moor, Saracen, Savage, Seraph, Skeleton, Skull, Sole, Sphinx, Testicles, Tress, Triton, Viking

Farming, Fishing & Food: All, Amphora, Barnacles, Barrel, Beaker, Beehive, Bottle, Breadloaf, Bridle, Bucket, Carriage Frame, Cauldron, Chalice, Cheese, Churn, Cleaver, Clog, Cornucopia, Coulter, Crook, Cup, Dovecote, Drinking Horn, Eel Basket, Eel-Fork, Fan, Fence, Fetterlock, Fishhook, Flask, Fleshpot, Fork, Funnel, Gate, Goblet, Grater, Gridiron, Ham, Harpoon, Harrow, Hay House, Hoe, Horseshoe, Hunting Horn, Jack, Knife, Ladle, Mash Rake, Mattock, Meat, Mill, Millrind, Millstone, Mortar, Pan, Peel, Pestle, Pitcher, Pitchfork, Plow, Plowshare, Pommel, Pot, Rake, Saddle, Salmon Spear, Saltcellar, Scoop, Scythe, Shovel, Sickle, Sieve, Snaffle-Bit, Spade, Spit, Spoon, Spouted Pot, Spur, Stirrup, Tankard, Trident, Trivet, Tub, Turning Cratch, Wagon, Wool-pack, Yoke

Clothing: All, Angles, Bag, Bobbin, Boot, Breeches, Broach, Brogue, Brooch, Buckle, Button, Bycocket, Cap, Cloth, Comb, Coronet, Crancelin, Crown, Distaff, Eyeglasses, Garter, Glove, Hat, Heckle, Hood, Hose, Joscelyn, Lucet, Mantle, Mask, Maunch, Mirror, Mitten, Needle, Niddy-Noddy, Paternoster, Peruke, Pouch, Quill, Ring, Scissors, Scrip, Shears, Shoe, Shuttle, Spindle, Tablet, Tassel, Thimble, Thread, Torc, Torse, Wool Card, Wool Comb, Yarn

Tools: All, Adze, Anvil, Awl, Axe-Head, Balance Weight, Bellows, Calipers, Chisel, Compass, Drawknife, Drill, Grozing Iron, Hammer, Hod, Ladder, Level, Mallet, Mjolnir, Nail, Pickaxe, Pliers, Plummet, Punner, Saw, Square, Staple, Trowel

Buildings: All, Altar, Andirons, Anille, Arch, Axe, Bascule, Beacon, Bridge, Castle, Chest, City, Column, Cresset, Dolmen, Door Bolt, Drawbridge, Fountain, House, Keystone, Lighthouse, Lock Plate, Obelisk, Park Pales, Pavilion, Portcullis, Quoin, Rod, Sepulcher Stone, Staircase, Stool, Table-Trestle, Torii, Tower, Wall, Watchtower, Well, Windmill

Arts: All, Bagpipe, Bauble, Bell, Book, Chess Piece, Clarion, Cornetto, Dice, Domino, Drum, Drumstick, Escroll, Flute, Game Board, Harp, Hautboy, Inkhorn, Lute, Lyre, Organ Pipe, Paintbrush, Palette, Panpipe, Pen, Penner, Press, Recorder, Scroll, Tambourine, Trumpet, Viol, Violin

Military: All, Armor Stand, Arrow, Arrowhead, Battering Ram, Battle Axe, Billhook, Bird-Blunt, Bow, Breastplate, Broad-arrow, Caltrop, Camail, Cannon, Chaine Shot, Club, Crampet, Crossbow, Cutlass, Dagger, Elbow Guard, Gauntlet, Glaive, Grenade, Halberd, Helm, Lance, Mace, Mail, Morion, Partisan, Pheon, Rapier, Scimitar, Sheaf, Shirt, Sling, Spear, Streitgabelklinge, Sword, Truncheon, War Hammer

Assorted Objects: All, Abacus, Anchor, Ark, Armillary Sphere, Aspergillum, Aspersorium, Astrolabe, Balance, Banner, Basket, Besom, Bowling Pin, Caduceus, Candelabrum, Candle, Candlestick, Caravel, Catherine Wheel, Chain, Cog-Wheel, Coracle, Crozier, Cupping Glass, Cushion, Drakkar, Firebrand, Furison, Gemstone, Gonfalon, Grappling Iron, Hook, Hourglass, Key, Lamp, Lantern, Lure, Lymphad, Menorah, Mosaic Tablets, Oar, Orb, Padlock, Pennon, Phial, Razor, Rope, Rudder, Sail, Shackle, Shofar, Smoking Pipe, Strongbox, Thyrsus, Torch, Trireme, Urinal, Vase, Water-Bouget, Water-Wheel, Wheel