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 5,116 illustrations grouped under 1,097 headings, as well as 284 supplemental images in appendices, and more are being added on a regular basis.

Compendia: Visual Catalog (331 pages, 100MB PDF), Print Edition (5,494 pages, 662MB PDF)
Image Files: High-res PNGs (883MB Zip), Vector SVGs (119MB Zip), Vector PDFs (123MB Zip)

Concise Index

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

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

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

Ordinaries: All, Bar, Base, Baton, Bend, Bendlet, Bordure, Canton, Chevron, Chevronel, Chief, Chief-Pale, Cross, Dance, Fess, Flaunch, Gore, Gusset, Gyron, Orle, Pale, Pall, Pallet, Pile, Point, Saltire, Saltorel, Scarpe, Shakefork, Tierce, Tressure

Modifiers: Compony, Cotised, Fimbriated, Fretted, Interlaced, Nowy, Parted, Voided

Shapes & Symbols: All, Ankh, Annulet, Billet, Card-Pique, Cartouche, Chi-Rho, Cinquefoil (Shape), Compass Rose, Compass Star, Cornice, Crampon, Cross (Charge), Delf, Ermine Spot, Escarbuncle, Escutcheon, Fret, Fylfot, Heart, Hexagon, Icosahedron, Knot, Label, Labyrinth, Lauburu, Lozenge, Mascle, Masculyn, Mitsutomoe, Mullet, Nailpuller, Polygon, Quatrefoil (Shape), Rogacina, Roundel, Rustre, Schnecke, Snowflake, Spiral, Spur-Rowel, Star of David, Tortoise-Shell Plate, 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, Rock Face, Stone, Stream, Sun, Sunburst, Terrestrial Sphere, Thunderbolt, Wind, Zephyr

Plants: All, Acanthus, Acorn, Almond, Aloe Vera, Apple, Ash, Aspen, Bamboo, Banana, Bean, Beech, Belladona, Berry, Birch, Blackberry, Borage, Branch, Broom, Bush, Cabbage, Carrot, Cattail, Chaplet, Cherry, Chrysanthemum, Cinquefoil, Citron, Clove, Cob, Columbine, Créquier, Cucumber, Daffodil, Daisy, Dandelion, Dogwood, Ear, Eggplant, Elder, Elderflower, Fig, Flax, Fleur de Lys, Flower, Foil, Forget-Me-Not, Foxglove, Garb, Garlic, Geranium, Gillyflower, Ginger, Gourd, Grape, Grass, Hazel, Heather, Hemp, Holly, Hop, Hurst, Ivy, Jasmine, Juniper, Lady's Mantle, Laurel, Leaf, Leek, Lemon, Lettuce, Lilac, Lily, Linden, Lotus, Magnolia, Mallow, Mandrake, Maple, Marigold, Mistletoe, Mushroom, Nesselblatt, Nettle, Nut, Oak, Octofoil, Olive, Onion, Orange, Palm, Pea, Pear, Peony, Pepper, Pine, Pineapple, Plane, Pomegranate, Poplar, Poppy, Pumpkin, Quatrefoil, Quince, Radish, Rose, Rowan, Rue, Seeblatt, Sexfoil, Shamrock, Sheaf, Slip, Sprig, Stalk, Star-of-Bethlehem, Strawberry, Sunflower, Tabacco, Thistle, Thorns, Tiercefeuille, Tree, Trefoil, Trillium, Tulip, Turnip, Vegetable Lamb, Vine, Violet, Wheat, Willow, Wood Sorrel, Wreath

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

Fishes: All, Barbel, Calamarie, Carp, Catfish, Chabot, Dolphin, Eel, Escallop, Fish, Goldfish, Kraken, Lucy, Manatee, Octopus, Polypus, 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, Seal, Shark, Shell, Shrimp, Skeleton, Squid, Stockfish, Trout, Turbot, Walrus, Whale, Whelk, Zydrach

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

Birds: All, Alerion, Auk, Bat, Bird, Cock, Cormorant, Coxcomb, Crane, Crow, Dove, Duck, Eagle, Egg, Falcon, Feather, Firebird, Flamingo, Goose, Hawk, Hen, Heron, Hummingbird, Infant, Lure, Magpie, Martlet, Merlette, Moorcock, Ostrich, Owl, Panache, Peacock, Pelican, Penguin, Pheasant, Phoenix, Poppinjay, Porphyrio, Puffin, Raven, Reremouse, Robin, Simurgh, Stork, Swallow, Swan, Titmouse, 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, Capybara, Chatloup, Chimera, Coney, Doe, Dog, Domestic Cat, Elephant, Elk, Enfield, Fang, Fleece, Fox, Genet, Giraffe, Goat, Gorilla, Griffin, Hare, Hedgehog, Hippopotamus, Horn, Horse, Hyena, Ibex, Jerboa, Keythong, Lamb, Leopard, Lion, Llama, Lynx, Mole, Monkey, Moose, Mouse, Musimon, Opossum, Otter, Ounce, Pantheon, Panther, Pawprint, Pegasus, Porcupine, Qilin, Rabbit, Racoon, Ram, Rat, Reindeer, Rhinoceros, Sheep, Shrew, Skunk, Sow, Squirrel, Stag, Stoat, Tiger, Tyger, Unicorn, Wildcat, Wolf, Wolverine, Yale, Ziz

Body Parts: Arm, Attire, Beard, Bone, Eye, Foot, Hand, Head, Jambe, Leg, Mask, Massacre, Skull, Tail, Testicles, Tongue, Trunk, Tusk

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

People: All, Angel, Breast, Centaur, Cherub, Crucifix, Dextrochère, Fist, Fool, Footprint, Frauenadler, Gorgon, Harpy, Hercules, Human, Janus, Jawbone, Knight, Lamia, Man, Manticore, Melusine, Mermaid, Merman, Minotaur, Monk, Moor, Moustache, Saracen, Savage, Seraph, Siren, Sphinx, Tress, Triton, Viking, Woman, Wound

Food: All, Amphora, Barrel, Beaker, Bottle, Bowl, Breadloaf, Cauldron, Chalice, Cheese, Churn, Cleaver, Cornucopia, Costrel, Cup, Drinking Horn, Flask, Fleshpot, Fork, Funnel, Goblet, Grater, Gridiron, Ham, Kettle Hook, Knife, Ladle, Mash Rake, Meat, Mortar, Oven, Pan, Peel, Pestle, Pitcher, Platter, Pot, Rail, Salt Barrel, Saltcellar, Sausage, Scoop, Sieve, Skimmer, Spit, Spoon, Tankard, Trammel Hook, Tripod, Trivet, Weinleiter

Clothing: All, Angles, Bag, Belt, Bobbin, Boot, Breeches, Broach, Brogue, Brooch, Brush, Buckle, Button, Bycocket, Cap, Cloth, Coif, Collar, Comb, Crancelin, Crown, Distaff, Eyeglasses, Fillet, Garter, Glove, Hair Pin, Hat, Heckle, Hempbreak, Hood, Hose, Joscelyn, Lucet, Mantle, Maunch, Mirror, Mitre, Mitten, Needle, Niddy-Noddy, Paternoster, Peruke, Pouch, Quill, Ring, Sandal, Scarf, Scissors, Scrip, Shears, Shoe, Shuttle, Sole, Spindle, Spool, Tablet, Tassel, Thimble, Thread, Torc, Torse, Tunic, Veil, Wool Card, Wool Comb, Yarn, Yarn Swift

Tools: All, Adze, Anvil, Auger, Awl, Axe, Axe-Head, Bellows, Block Plane, Board, Calipers, Chisel, Compass, Drawknife, Drill, Float, Grindstone, Grozing Iron, Hammer, Hod, Ladder, Level, Mallet, Nail, Pick, Pliers, Plummet, Punner, Royne, Saw, Shave, Shavehook, Soldering Iron, Square, Staple, Strike, Tackle Block, Tenterhook, Trowel, Weight, Winde

Buildings: All, Altar, Andiron, Anille, Arch, Bascule, Bathtub, Beacon, Boardwalk, Brazier, Bridge, Castle, Chair, Chest, Church, City, Column, Cresset, Dolmen, Door, Door Bolt, Drawbridge, Ford, Fountain, House, Keystone, Lighthouse, Lock Plate, Obelisk, Park Pales, Pavilion, Portcullis, Quoin, Sepulcher Stone, Siege Tower, Staircase, Stool, Table, Table-Trestle, Torii, Tower, Truss, Wall, Watchtower, Well, Windmill, Window

Arts & Sciences: All, Abacus, Apothecary Jar, Ark, Armillary Sphere, Aspergillum, Aspersorium, Astrolabe, Athanor, Bagpipe, Balance, Basket, Bauble, Bell, Book, Bowling Pin, Caligraphy Knife, Chess Piece, Clarion, Cornetto, Cow-Bell, Crozier, Cupping Glass, Dice, Domino, Drum, Drumstick, Dulcimer, Escroll, Fleam, Flute, Frame, Game Board, Golf Club, Harp, Hautboy, Inkhorn, Kettle Drum, Lute, Lyre, Mjolnir, Mosaic Tablets, Musical Clef, Musical Note, Ombrellino, Organ Pipe, Paintbrush, Palette, Panpipe, Pen, Penbox, Penner, Polo Stick, Press, Psaltery, Quadrant, Rackett, Recorder, Retort, Scroll, Shofar, Spatula, Stilts, Tambourine, Thyrsus, Trumpet, Umbrella, Urinal, Viol, Violin, Whirligig, Zill, Zither

Farming: All, Bag of Madder, Barnacles, Beehive, Bridle, Bucket, Carriage Frame, Clog, Coulter, Crook, Dovecote, Fan, Fence, Fer-a-loup, Fetterlock, Flail, Gate, Hames, Harrow, Hay House, Hayfork, Hide, Hoe, Horseshoe, Hound Couple, Hunting Horn, Mattock, Mill, Millrind, Millstone, Pitchfork, Plow, Plowshare, Pommel, Pruning Hook, Pruning Knife, Rake, Rope, Saddle, Scythe, Shovel, Sickle, Snaffle-Bit, Spade, Spur, Stirrup, Tub, Turning Cratch, Wagon, Wool-Pack, Yoke

Ships & Fishing: All, Anchor, Boat, Caravel, Coracle, Crow's Nest, Drakkar, Eel Basket, Eel-Fork, Fishhook, Gondola, Grappling Iron, Harpoon, Lymphad, Mariner's Compass, Oar, Oarlock, Rowboat, Rudder, Sail, Salmon Spear, Trident, Trireme, Whistle

Military: All, Archery Target, Armor Stand, Arrow, Arrowhead, Battering Ram, Battle Axe, Billhook, Bird-Blunt, Bow, Bracer, Breastplate, Broad-arrow, Caltrop, Camail, Cannon, Chaine Shot, Chamber, Chamfron, Club, Crampet, Cranequin, Cronel, Crossbow, Cuisse, Cutlass, Dagger, Dart, Elbow Guard, Falchion, Fasces, Fireball, Fletching, Gauntlet, Glaive, Goats Foot Lever, Grenade, Halberd, Handgun, Handgun Rest, Helm, Lance, Mace, Mail, Morion, Partisan, Pauldron, Pennon, Pheon, Pole Axe, Pole-Cannon, Quintain, Quiver, Rapier, Rocket, Scabbard, Scaling Ladder, Scimitar, Scourge, Shield, Shirt, Sling, Solleret, Spanning Hook, Spanning Iron, Spear, Streitgabelklinge, Sword, Truncheon, War Hammer, War Wagon

Assorted Objects: All, Axle, Axle Pin, Baby Walker, Banner, Besom, Candelabrum, Candle, Candlestick, Catherine Wheel, Chain, Cog-Wheel, Cushion, Felloe, Firebrand, Furison, Gemstone, Gonfalon, Hook, Hourglass, Key, Lamp, Lantern, Menorah, Orb, Padlock, Phial, Razor, Rod, Shackle, Sledge, Smoking Pipe, Staff, Standard, Strongbox, Torch, Vase, Water-Bouget, Water-Wheel, Wheel