Coronelle Romaine, unjustified matrices

These matrices have not yet been justified: they’ve been struck with the various letterforms and glyphs, but the resulting pieces of copper haven’t been made uniform and ready to use. If you compare these matrices with the finished ones, you can easily see the difference.

These matrices have not yet been justified: they've been struck with the various letterforms and glyphs, but the resulting pieces of copper haven't been made uniform and ready to use. If you compare these matrices with the finished ones, you can easily see the difference.

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Unjustified matrices, Coronelle Romaine typeface, designed by Hendrik van den Keere, ca. 1570-1573.

Museum Plantin-Moretus, MPM.MA.148 (public domain)

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