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 freely for use within the Society for Creative Anachronism.
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), except for elements from Wikimedia, for which attribution is required.
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.
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, Herald of the Canton of Whyt Whey.
Content, design, and illustrations not specifically credited to others are © 2016–2017 Matthew Simon Ryan Cavalletto and 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.
Illustrations with a named artist but no identified source work were contributed to this project by their creators and, 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. Some artists have opted for the Non-Commercial variation of that 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, including Þórý Veðardóttir.
Thank you also 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 Yehuda ben Moshe, Tanczos Istvan, and the members of the SCA Heraldry Chat group on Facebook.
Pennsic Traceable Art, edition 3.0
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.
Includes items cropped from armory submissions of Æthelmearc and the East Kingdom. Artists include THL Roana d’Evreux, THL Myfanwy ferch Rhiannon, Lord Bressal MacCulloch, Lady Palotzi Marti, Lady Gisela vom Kreuzbach, Dame Elsbeth Anne Roth, Lady Kolosvari Arpadne Julia, Lord Thomas Ouswood, Mistress Margaret Makafee, and Tristran Deans, among others. Image scanning by THL Roana d’Evreux and Lord Thomas Ouswood.
Available at http://www.aeheralds.net/submissions/traceable_art/
Pennsic “Bored Artists” Collection
Created by the volunteers of the art tent at Pennsic Heralds’ Point in order to be shared 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.
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.
Copyright for each item is retained by its original creator. Distributed under a Creative Commons Attribution license.
Artists include: Asqueladd, Care, Chatsam, Etxeko, Gerhard Bräunlich, and Sodacan.
Painted circa 1270-1280 near Dover, England. Illustrator unknown.
Armorial Le Breton
Painted circa 1292 in France, with some pages added in 1400s–1530. Illustrators unknown.
Archived at https://archive.org/details/ArmorialLeBreton.
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.
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.
Workes of Armorie (Bossewell)
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.
Wappenbuch of 1605 (Siebmacher)
By Johann Sibmacher, 1605. Illustrations by Johann Sibmacher.
A Display of Heraldry (Guillim)
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
English Heraldry (Boutell)
By Charles Boutell, 1867, republished 1899.
Illustrations by R. B. Utting.
A Glossary of Terms Used in Heraldry (Parker)
By James Parker, with 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
Banners, Standards, and Badges (Scott-Ellis)
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.
A Complete Guide to Heraldry (Fox-Davies)
By Arthur Charles Fox-Davies, 1909.
Most illustrations by Graham Johnston. Includes lion illustrations by Miss Helard and Mr. G. W. Eve.