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 2,964 pages of illustrations, and more are being added on a regular basis.

Compendia: Print Edition (3,099 pages, 361MB PDF)
Image Files: High-res PNGs (804MB Zip), Vector SVGs (154MB Zip), Vector PDFs (75MB 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, Pile Bendy, 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, Fret, Heart, Hexagon, Knot, Label, Labyrinth, Lozenge, Mascle, Masculyn, Mitsutomoe, Mullet, Mullet Pierced, Musical Note, Nailpuller, Octagon, Pentagon, 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: Cloud, Comet, Crescent, Estoile, Flame, Flint, Goutte, Gurges, Lightning, Mistral, Moon, Mount, Mountain, Rainbow, Ray, Stone, Stream, Sun, Sunburst, Wind

Plants: Acanthus, Acorn, Apple, Ash, Ash Keys, Bamboo, Banana, Bean, Beanpod, Beech, Belladona, Birch, Broom, Bush, Cabbage, Carrot, Cherry, Chili Pepper, Chrysanthemum, Cinquefoil, Clove, Columbine, Créquier, Daffodil, Daisy, Dogwood, Elder, Fig, Fleur de Lys, 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, Cicada, Cricket, Dragonfly, Ladybird, Mantis, Moth, 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-Boar, Sea-Dog, Sea-Dragon, Sea-Fox, Sea-Goat, Sea-Horse, Sea-Lion, Sea-Monster, Sea-Serpent, Sea-Tortoise, Sea-Wolf, Shark, Shell, Squid, Walrus, Whale, Whelk

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

Birds: 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, Peacock, Pelican, Penguin, Pheasant, Phoenix, Poppinjay, Raven, Reremouse, Simurgh, Swallow, Swan, Turkeycock, Vol, Wing, Wood Cock

Beasts: Allocamelus, Alphyn, Anteater, Antelope, Armadillo, Ass, Badger, Bagwyn, Bear, Beaver, Bison, Boar, Bog Beast, Buffalo, Bull, Calygreyhound, Camel, Cameleopard, Chameleon, Chatloup, Coney, Doe, Dog, Dogs, Domestic Cat, Elephant, Elk, Enfield, 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, Ram, Rat, Reindeer, Rhinoceros, Rhinocerous, Sheep, Shrew, 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, Skeleton, Skull, Sole, Sphinx, Testicles, Tress, Triton, Viking

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

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

Military: Armor Stand, Arrow, Arrowhead, Bardiche, Battering Ram, Billhook, Bird-Blunt, Bow, Breastplate, Broad-arrow, Caltrop, Camail, Cannon, Castle, Chaine Shot, Club, Crampet, Crossbow, Dagger, Drawbridge, Gauntlet, Glaive, Grenade, Halberd, Hammer, Helm, Lance, Mace, Mail, Morion, Partisan, Pheon, Porcullis, Portcullis, Rapier, Scimitar, Sheaf, Shirt, Sling, Sparth Axe, Spear, Streitgabelklinge, Sword, Tower, Truncheon, Wall, Watchtower, Wheel

Tools & Objects: Abacus, Adze, Alquerque Board, Altar, Anchor, Andirons, Anille, Anvil, Arch, Arch Stooped, Ark, Armillary Sphere, Aspergillum, Aspersorium, Astrolabe, Awl, Axe, Axe-Head, Bagpipe, Balance, Bascule, Basket, Bauble, Beacon, Bell, Bellows, Besom, Book, Bridge, Caduceus, Calipers, Candelabrum, Candle, Candlestick, Caravel, Catherine Wheel, Chain, Chess Piece, Chest, Chisel, Clarion, Cog-Wheel, Column, Compass, Coracle, Cresset, Crozier, Cupping Glass, Cushion, Dice, Dolmen, Domino, Drakkar, Drawknife, Drill, Drum, Drumstick, Dumbek, Flag, Flute, Fountain, Furison, Gonfalon, Grappling Iron, Grozing Iron, Harp, Hautboy, Hod, Hourglass, House, Inkhorn, Key, Ladder, Lamp, Lantern, Lighthouse, Lure, Lute, Lymphad, Lyre, Mallet, Menorah, Mjolnir, Morris Board, Mosaic Tablets, Nail, Oar, Obelisk, Orb, Organ Pipe, Padlock, Paintbrush, Panpipe, Park Pales, Pavilion, Pen, Penner, Pennon, Phial, Pliers, Plummet, Press, Punner, Recorder, Rod, Rope, Rudder, Sail, Saw, Scroll, Sepulcher Stone, Shackle, Smoking Pipe, Square, Staircase, Staple, Stool, Table-Trestle, Tambourine, Thyrsus, Torch, Torii, Trident, Trowel, Trumpet, Urinal, Viol, Violin, Water-Bouget, Water-Wheel, Well, Wheel Hub, Windmill