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 2,705 pages of illustrations, and more are being added on a regular basis.

Compendia: Print Edition (2,785 pages, 331MB PDF), Abridged Edition (2,632 pages, 399MB PDF)
Image Files: High-res PNGs (612MB Zip), Vector SVGs (101MB Zip), Vector PDFs (64MB Zip)

Concise Index

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

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

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, Mitsutomoe, Mullet, Musical Note, Nailpuller, Octagon, Pentagon, Rogacina, Roundel, Rustre, Schnecke, Schneckes, 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: 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, Belladona, 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, Nesselblatt, 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, Tiercefeuille, 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, Prawn, 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, Cormorant, Coxcomb, Crane, Crow, Dove, Duck, Eagle, Egg, Falcon, Feather, Flamingo, Goose, Hawk, Hen, Heron, Hummingbird, Magpie, Martlet, Moorcock, Ostrich, Owl, Peacock, Pelican, Penguin, Pheasant, Phoenix, Poppinjay, Raven, Reremouse, Simurgh, Swallow, Swan, Turkeycock, Vol, Wing, Wood Cock

Beasts: Alphyn, Anteater, Antelope, Armadillo, Ass, Badger, Bagwyn, Bear, Beaver, Bison, Boar, Bog Beast, Buffalo, Bull, Calygreyhound, Camel, Cameleopard, Chameleon, Chatloup, Coney, Doe, Dog, Domestic Cat, Elephant, Elephant’s, Elk, Enfield, Fleece, Fox, Genet, 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, Tress, Triton, Viking

Tools & Objects: Abacus, Adze, Alquerque Board, Altar, Amphora, Anchor, Andirons, Angles, Anille, Anvil, Arch, Ark, Armillary Sphere, Armor Stand, Arrow, Arrowhead, Aspergillum, Aspersorium, Astrolabe, Awl, Axe, Axe-Head, Bag, Bagpipe, Balance, Barnacles, Barrel, Bascule, Battering Ram, Bauble, Beacon, Beaker, Beehive, Bell, Bellows, Besom, Billhook, Bobbin, Book, Boot, Bottle, Bow, Breadloaf, Breastplate, Breeches, Bridge, Bridle, Broach, Broad-arrow, Brooch, Bucket, Buckle, Button, Bycocket, Caduceus, Calipers, Caltrop, Camail, Candelabrum, Candle, Candlestick, Cannon, Cap, Caravel, Carriage Frame, Castle, Catherine Wheel, Cauldron, Chain, Chaine Shot, Chalice, Cheese, Chess Piece, Chest, Churn, 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, Dolmen, Domino, Drakkar, Drawbridge, Drill, Drinking Horn, Drum, Drumstick, Dumbek, Eel Basket, Eel-Fork, Fan, Fence, Fetterlock, Fishhook, Flag, Flask, Fleshpot, Flute, Fork, Fountain, Funnel, Furison, Garter, Gate, Gauntlet, Gemstone, Glove, Goblet, Gonfalon, Grappling Iron, Grater, Grenade, Gridiron, Hammer, 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, Mirror, Mjolnir, Morion, Morris Board, Mortar, Mosaic Tablets, 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, Press, Punner, Quill, Rake, Rapier, Recorder, Ring, Rod, Rope, Rudder, Saddle, Sail, Salmon Spear, Saltcellar, Saw, Scimitar, Scissors, Scrip, Scroll, Scythe, Shackle, Shacklebolt, Sheaf, Shears, Shirt, Shoe, Shofar, Shuttle, Sickle, Sickles, Sling, Spade, Spear, Spindle, Spit, Spoon, Spur, Square, Staple, Stirrup, Stocking, Stool, Streitgabelklinge, Sword, Tabacco Pipe, Table-Trestle, Tablet, Tambourine, Tankard, Tassel, Thimble, Thread, Thyrsus, Torc, Torch, Torii, Torse, Tower, Trident, Trivet, Trumpet, Truncheon, Turning Cratch, Viol, Violin, Wagon, Wall, Watchtower, Water-Bouget, Water-Wheel, Well, Wheel, Wool-pack, Yarn, Yoke

Letters: Letter

Achievement Elements: Motto Scroll, Ribbon, Strap