Book Of Traceable Heraldic Art

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Artists’ Copyrights & Terms Of Use

This collection includes elements created by many different people, some specifically for this edition and some as part of other projects.

Each page containing third-party material identifies the source and original illustrator, if known, and more information about these sources is provided on this and the following pages.

Some items are drawn from historical works which were never copyrighted, or whose term of copyright has since expired. Those items are in the public domain and may be adapted and used freely.

For all other material, the original creators each retain their copyright in the individual elements contained herein, but have agreed to share them under terms that allow their free use within the Society for Creative Anachronism (SCA).

This means that you may trace, copy, modify, combine, and otherwise use any of these elements to submit armory registrations, for heraldic display, or for any other non-commercial purposes related to the SCA, for free, without requesting individual permission to do so.

No attribution is required for heraldic or artistic use of individual elements from this collection within the SCA, meaning you may use these elements without a need to credit the original artists (although that is always welcome).

For commercial or non-SCA use of these images, you must review the terms of the source material or contact the creators of the elements you wish to use for permission, as a few sources require attribution for use outside of the SCA, require relicensing of derivative works, or limit their work’s use in commercial contexts.

If you distribute portions of this book, or incorporate this material into another reference work, you must acknowledge the source(s) and allow others to share the resulting material under the same terms.

Book of Traceable Heraldic Art

Digital illustration and layout of this collection was performed by Mathghamhain Ua Ruadháin, Seahorse Pursuivant of the Crown Province of Østgarđr.

Content, design, and illustrations not specifically credited to others are © 2016–2019 Matthew Simon Ryan Cavalletto.

Illustrations with a named artist but no identified source work were contributed to this project by their creators, who retain their copyrights.

Artists include Alexandre Saint Pierre, Bróccín MacIvyr, Daya Speyerin, Jon Chesey, Kryss Kostarev, Mathghamhain Ua Ruadháin, Þórý Veðardóttir, and Vémundr Syvursson.

This book and those illustrations, unless specified, are distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International (CC BY-SA 4.0) license. No attribution is required for heraldic or artistic use by members of the SCA. Other uses, including commercial, are allowed with appropriate credit, or contact the author for permission to use elements without attribution.

Some individual item pages note that their contents are covered by a Non-Commercial CC license (CC BY-NC-SA 4.0). For commercial use of those items, contact the artists directly for permission.

Thank you to each of the artists who contributed work to this collection. A special thanks to Þórý Veðardóttir for recruiting me to work on this project and providing feedback throughout the process.

Many thanks to the heralds of the SCA for the years of research and the reference material which informed this work. Notable among these is Bruce Draconarius of Mistholme, creator of the Pictorial Dictionary of Heraldry, or “PicDic”, a truly invaluable resource.

Particular thanks for the helpful feedback received from Beatrice Domenici della Campana, Kryss Kostarev, Yehuda ben Moshe, Tanczos Istvan, Thóra Róarsdóttir, and the members of the SCA Heraldry Chat group on Facebook.

My appreciation to folks who have contacted me with corrections, including Basil Dragonstrike, Konrad Mailander, Michael Gerard Curtememoire, Amy Hanson, Alexandre Saint Pierre, and Cormac Mór.

Sources

Illustrations in this collection have been taken from or adapted from the sources listed below.

British Library Cotton MS Julius A VI

Painted in the first half of the 11th century in North England. Illustrator unknown.

Archived at http://www.bl.uk/manuscripts/FullDisplay.aspx?ref=Cotton_MS_Julius_A_VI

Dering Roll

Painted circa 1270-1280 near Dover, England. Illustrator unknown.

Archived at http://www.bl.uk/manuscripts/FullDisplay.aspx?ref=Add_Roll_77720

Armorial Le Breton

Painted circa 1292 in France, with some pages added between 1400–1530. Illustrators unknown.

Archived at https://archive.org/details/ArmorialLeBreton.

Manesse Codex

Painted in Germany circa 1304 with additions through 1340. Illustrators unknown.

Archived at https://digi.ub.uni-heidelberg.de/diglit/cpg848

Zurich Roll

Painted circa 1340 in Switzerland. Illustrators unknown.

Archived at http://www.e-codices.unifr.ch/en/thumbs/snm/AG002760 and http://www.silverdragon.org/HERALDRY/ZurichRolls/zroaen0.htm

Armorial de Gelre

Painted circa 1395 near Geldern. Illustrations by Claes Heinenzoon. Some images may be found on the web, but the full set is not online.

Beyeren Armorial

Painted in 1405 at the court of Holland. Illustrations by Claes Heinenzoon.

Archived at https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Category:Digitised_version_of_Armorial_de_Beyeren

De Ministrerio Armorum

Also known as J Rylands Latin MS 28.

Painted around 1415 in Germany by a Portuguese herald. Illustrator unknown.

Archived at http://www.silverdragon.org/HERALDRY/RyGerman15c/

Armas de los Condes

Subtitle: Vescondes etc. de Cataluña, de Castilla, de Portugal

Also known as BSB Cod.icon. 290.

Painted between 1440-1550 in Iberia. Illustrators unknown. Archived at http://daten.digitale-sammlungen.de/bsb00001370/images/

Bergshammar Armorial

Painted between 1441–56 in Brabant, Netherlands. Illustrators unknown.

Archived at https://sok.riksarkivet.se/bildvisning/R0001216_00001

Annotation and re-emblazon at http://wappenwiki.org/index.php/Bergshammar_Armorial

Stemmario Trivulziano

Painted circa 1450 near Milan. Illustrations by Gian Antonio da Tradate.

Some images may be found on the web, but the full set is not online.

Scheibler Armorial

Also known as Scheibler'sches Wappenbuch, and as BSB Cod.icon. 312 c.

Painted around 1450 in Germany, with additions through 1600. Illustrators unknown.

Archived at https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Scheibler_Armorial and http://daten.digitale-sammlungen.de/bsb00007174/images/

St. Gallen Armorial

Also known as the Armorial of Ulrich Rösch, Abbot of Saint Gall. Painted circa 1470 in Southern Germany. Illustrators unknown. Archived at http://www.e-codices.unifr.ch/en/thumbs/csg/1084

Wappenbuch Conrads von Grünenberg

Subtitle: Ritters und Bürgers zu Constanz. Also known as BSB Cgm 145.

Printed circa 1480 in Southern Germany by Conrad Grünenberg. Illustrators unknown.

Archived at http://daten.digitale-sammlungen.de/~db/0003/bsb00035320/images/

Ortus Sanitatis

Printed by Johann Prüss in 1499. Illustrators unknown. Archived at https://archive.org/details/ortussanitatis00prss/

Sarum Processional

Printed by Morin of Rouen in 1508. Illustrators unknown. Archived at https://archive.org/details/processionalead00churgoog/

Livro do Armeiro-Mor

Painted in 1506-09 by Jean Du Cros.

Archived at https://digitarq.arquivos.pt/viewer?id=4162406 and https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Category:Livro_do_Armeiro-Mor and http://www.vikinganswerlady.com/FTP_Files/1506-1509_Livro_do_Armeiro-Mor_Portugal.pdf

Sammelband Mehrerer Wappenbücher

Painted circa 1530 in Southern Germany. Illustrators unknown. Also known as BSB Cod.icon. 391.

Archived at http://daten.digitale-sammlungen.de/bsb00007681/images/

Neustifter Wappenbuch

Painted circa 1540. Illustrations by Virgil Raber.

Wappenbuch der Arlberg-Bruderschaft

Also known as the Neustifter Wappenbuch.

Painted circa 1548 in Sterzing, Tyrol. Illustrations by Virgil Raber.

Archived at http://bilderserver.at/wappenbuecher/VirgilRaberEXAv2_52z2/

Wappenbuch Süddeutschland

Also known as BSB Cod.icon. 392 d.

Painted before 1550 in Southern Germany. Illustrators unknown.

Archived at http://daten.digitale-sammlungen.de/0001/bsb00018706/images/

Insignia Urbium Italiae Septentrionalis

Subtitled Nobilium Mediolanensium.

Also known as BSB Cod. Icon. 270.

Painted in Italy circa 1555. Illustrator unknown.

Archived at http://daten.digitale-sammlungen.de/bsb00001430/images/

Insignia Venetorum Nobilium III

Also known as BSB Cod. Icon. 273, or Insignia VIII.

Painted in Italy circa 1555. Illustrator unknown.

Archived at http://daten.digitale-sammlungen.de/bsb00001420/images/

Insignia Veneta, Mantuana, Bononiensia, Anconitana, Urbinatia, Perugiensia

Also known as BSB Cod. Icon. 274, or Insignia IX.

Painted in Italy circa 1555. Illustrator unknown.

Archived at http://daten.digitale-sammlungen.de/bsb00001421/images/

Insignia Nobilium Veronensium, Vicentinorum

Also known as BSB Cod. Icon. 276.

Painted in Italy circa 1555. Illustrator unknown.

Archived at http://daten.digitale-sammlungen.de/bsb00001423/images/

Insignia Florentinorum

Also known as BSB Cod. Icon. 277, or Insignia XII. Painted in Italy circa 1555. Illustrator unknown.

Archived at http://daten.digitale-sammlungen.de/bsb00001424/images/ and https://www.flickr.com/photos/63962238@N08/albums/72157653448079488/

Opera Dell'arte Del Cucinare

Also known as BSB Cod. Icon. 277, or Insignia XII.

By Bartolomeo Scappi, 1570. Illustrator unknown.

Archived at https://archive.org/details/operavenetiascap00scap

Workes of Armorie

Subtitle: Deuyded into three bookes, entituled, the Concordes of armorie, the Armorie of honor, and of Coates and creastes.

By John Bossewell, 1572. Illustrator unknown.

Archived at https://archive.org/details/workesofarmoried00boss

Le Blason Des Armoiries

Subtitle: Auquel est monstrée la manière de laquelle les Anciens et Modernes ont usé en icelles.

Written and illustrated by Jérôme de Bara in Lyon, France, 1579. Archived at http://gallica.bnf.fr/ark:/12148/btv1b8608301g/

Walters Ms. W.847

Painted in England in 1589.

Archived at http://www.thedigitalwalters.org/Data/WaltersManuscripts/html/W847/

Wappenbuch of 1605 (Siebmacher)

Written and illustrated by Johann Sibmacher in 1605.

Archived at https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Siebmachers_Wappenbuch

A Display of Heraldry

Subtitle: Manifesting a more easie access to the knowledge thereof than hath been hitherto published by any, through the benefit of method.

By John Guillim, 1611. Illustrator unknown.

Archived at http://archive.org/details/gri_33125009310737

O-umajirushi

Painted circa 1640 in Japan. Illustrations attributed to Kyūan. Archived at http://o-umajirushi.xavid.us/.

Opus Insignium Armorumque

Printed in 1687 in Slovenia. Illustrations by Janez Valvasor and Bartholomaeus Ramschisslu.

Archived at http://bit.ly/opus-insignium-armorumque and https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Category:Opus_insignium_armorumque

Devises et Emblemes Anciennes & Modernes

Subtitle: Tirees de Plus Celebres Auteurs

Written by Daniel de la Feuille. Published in 1699 in Augsburg, Bavaria. Illustrator unknown.

Archived at https://archive.org/details/devisesetembleme00lafeu

Heraldry of Fish

Subtitle: Notices of the Principal Families Bearing Fish in Their Arms. By Thomas Moule, 1842. Illustrator unknown.

Archived at https://archive.org/details/heraldryoffishno00mouluoft/

Siebmacher's Grosses und Allgemeines Wappenbuch

Also known as Neuer Siebmacher, “the new Siebmacher.”

By Adolf Matthias Hildebrandt, Maximilian Gritzner, and Gustav A Seyler, 1854-1967. Illustrators unknown.

Archived at https://archive.org/details/heraldryoffishno00mouluoft/

English Heraldry

By Charles Boutell, 1867, republished 1899.

Illustrations by R. B. Utting.

Archived at https://archive.org/details/englishheraldryb00bout

The Vegetable Lamb of Tartary

Subtitle: A Curious Fable of the Cotton Plant.

By Henry Lee, 1887. Illustrator unknown.

Archived at http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/43343

The New Practical Gardener and Modern Horticulturist

By Wm. MacKensie, 1874. Illustrator unknown.

Archived at https://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?id=msu.31293010587842

A Treatise on Heraldry British and Foreign

Subtitle: With English and French Glossaries. Two volumes. By John Woodward, 1892. Illustrator unknown.

Archived at https://archive.org/details/treatiseonherald01wood/ and https://archive.org/details/atreatiseonhera00burngoog/

Heraldry, Ancient and Modern

Subtitle: Including Boutell's Heraldry.

By S.T. Aveling, 1890. Illustrator unknown.

Archived at https://archive.org/details/heraldryancientm00boutrich

A Glossary of Terms Used in Heraldry

By James Parker, with contributions by Henry Gough, 1894. Based on the book published by his father, J. H. Parker, in 1847. Some illustrations by his daughter, Irene Parker (later Irene Hore).

Archived at https://archive.org/details/aglossarytermsu08parkgoog and https://play.google.com/books/reader?id=luMMAAAAYAAJ and https://www.heraldsnet.org/saitou/parker/index.htm

Some Feudal Coats Of Arms

Subtitle: And others, illustrated with 2,000 zinco etchings from the Bayear tapestry, Greek vases, seals, tiles, effigies, brasses and heraldic rolls.

By Joseph Foster, 1902. Illustrator unknown.

Archived at https://archive.org/details/somefeudalcoatso00fostrich

Baltischer Wappen-Kalender

Published by E Bruhns, in Riga, 1902. Illustrated by M. Kortmann. Archived at https://www.digar.ee/viewer/et/nlib-digar:42026/28954

Two Tudor Books of Arms

Subtitle: Harleian Manuscripts Numbers 2169 & 6163.

By Joseph Foster, 1904. Illustrator unknown.

Based on a mid-16th C. copy of a late-15th C. manuscript. Archived at https://archive.org/details/twotudorbooksofa00fostuoft

Banners, Standards, and Badges

Subtitle: From a Tudor manuscript in the College of Arms.

By Thomas Evelyn Scott-Ellis (Baron Howard de Walden), 1904.

Illustrations drawn by Thomas Willement in 1829-31, based on a manuscript drawn in England circa 1531.

Archived at https://archive.org/details/bannersstandards00howauoft

The Art of Heraldry

Subtitle: An Encyclopædia of Armory. By Arthur Charles Fox-Davies, 1904.

Illustrations by H. G. Strohl, G. W. Eve, Graham Johnston, C. W. Sherborn, R. E., J. Forbes Nixon, G. Scruby, J. Vinycomb, M.R.I.A., and “Miss Helard” (a pseudonym for his wife, Mary Ellen Blanche Crookes).

Archived at https://archive.org/details/artofheraldryenc00foxd

The Principles of Design

Subtitle: A text-book for teachers, students, and craftsmen. Written and illustrated by George Woolliscroft–Rhead, 1905. Archived at https://archive.org/details/principlesofdesi00rheauoft

Fictitious & Symbolic Creatures in Art

Subtitle: With special reference to their use in British heraldry. Written and illustrated by John Vinycomb, 1906.

Archived at https://archive.org/details/fictitioussymbol00vinyiala

Heraldic Badges

By Arthur Charles Fox-Davies, 1907.

Illustrator unknown.

Archived at https://archive.org/details/heraldicbadges00foxd

A Complete Guide to Heraldry

By Arthur Charles Fox-Davies, 1909.

Most illustrations by Graham Johnston. Includes illustrations by “Miss Helard” (a pseudonym for his wife, Mary Ellen Blanche Crookes) and Mr. G. W. Eve.

Archived at https://archive.org/details/completeguidetoh00foxdrich

Wappen und Siegel des Kreises Alfeld

Written by Wilhelm Barner, 1953. Illustrations by Gustav Völker.

Braunschweiger Wappenbuch

Written by Arnold Rabbow, 1977, revised 1984, 2018. Illustrations by Gustav Völker.

Wappenbuch des Landkreises Hannover

Published in Germany in 1985. Illustrations by Gustav Völker.

Wikimedia Commons

Copyright for each item is retained by its original creator.

Although most Wikimedia material is released under a Creative Commons Attribution license, this collection includes only items which have been placed in the public domain.

Artists include: Asqueladd, Care, Chatsam, Etxeko, Gerhard Bräunlich, and Sodacan.

Available at https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Category:SVG_coat_of_arms_elements

Heraldik-Wiki

Copyright for each item is retained by its original creator.

Although most Heraldik-Wiki material is released under a Creative Commons Attribution license, this collection includes only items which have been placed in the public domain.

Artists include: Dorado and Leit. Available at https://heraldik-wiki.de/

OpenClipArt

All items released into the public domain. Available at http://openclipart.org/

Heraldic Templates

By Torric inn Björn. © 1992 Floyd L. Bullock.

Permission was granted by the artist to adapt and include these images as part of this project.

Pennsic Traceable Art

Created by the volunteers of the art tent at Pennsic Heralds’ Point. Compiled and edited by Ailis Linne. © 2004–2007 Erin E Childs.

Permission was granted by the editor to include, update, redraw and distribute the PTA images as part of this project.

Artists include Roana d’Evreux, Myfanwy ferch Rhiannon, Bressal MacCulloch, Palotzi Marti, Gisela vom Kreuzbach, Elsbeth Anne Roth, Kolosvari Arpadne Julia, Thomas Ouswood, Margaret Makafee, and Tristran Deans, among others.

Images scanned by Roana d’Evreux and Thomas Ouswood.

Nearly all of the charges from the third edition are included, along with some additional items from the project’s unreleased archives.

Available at http://www.aeheralds.net/submissions/traceable_art/

Viking Answer Lady SVG Images For Heralds

By Gunnvôr silfrahárr. © 2014 Christie L. Ward.

Distributed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported (CC BY-SA 3.0) license. No attribution is required for heraldic or artistic use by members of the SCA.

Available at http://www.vikinganswerlady.com/Stars/Heraldry_SVG_Images/index.htm

SVG Heraldry Components

By Nicholas de Estleche. © 2016–2018 Nicholas Adams.

Permission was granted to include and distribute these images as part of this project. Available for free use by members of the SCA.

Available at https://svg-heraldry-components.fandom.com/

Pennsic “Bored Artists” Collection

Created by the volunteers of the art tent at Pennsic Heralds’ Point. Permission granted to share for free heraldic use within the SCA. Copyright for each item is retained by its original creator.

Artists include Æðelðryð MacGillivray, Angharat Goch verch Gwenhover, `Aziza al-Shiraziyya, Celiedh Eiriksdottir, Dorothy Mackey, Imayne de Merlowe, Jaqueline de Molieres, Kjalvor Sæbjarnardottir, Raziya Bint Rusa, Rozalia Krawczykowa, Stephanie Fahey, and Þórý Veðardóttir.

Pennsic Heralds’ Point Artists

Created by the volunteers of the art tent at Pennsic Heralds’ Point. Taken from submissions of Pennsic XLIV (2015) and XLVI (2017). Permission granted to share for free heraldic use within the SCA. Copyright for each item is retained by its original creator.