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Western Script Collection

"Exploring the Rich Tapestry of Western Script: A Journey through Time and Knowledge" Step into the fascinating world of Western script

Background imageWestern Script Collection: Advert for Barkers of Kensington, 1951

Advert for Barkers of Kensington, 1951. From a guide to the Festival of Britain, 1951

Background imageWestern Script Collection: Historic city street sign and fence

Historic city street sign and fence
White city street sign (Name) late 19th century, Edmund Street, Birmingham, England

Background imageWestern Script Collection: Mappa Mundi, ink and colors on parchment, created in London about 1265

Mappa Mundi, ink and colors on parchment, created in London about 1265
Cartography, 13th century. Mappa Mundi, Medieval map, London about 1265. Ink and colors on parchment. The maps diameter is 9 cm

Background imageWestern Script Collection: Black and white illustration of Snellen chart

Black and white illustration of Snellen chart used to measure visual acuity. Snellen charts are named after the Dutch ophthalmologist Herman Snellen, who developed the chart in 1862

Background imageWestern Script Collection: Eyesight test chart

Eyesight test chart

Background imageWestern Script Collection: Trinidad & Tobago Map, c1940s. Creator: Unknown

Trinidad & Tobago Map, c1940s. Creator: Unknown
Trinidad & Tobago Map, c1940s. From " Trinidad - British West Indies, Land of the Humming Bird". [Tichnor Quality Views, Boston]

Background imageWestern Script Collection: Anatomy of human brain, inferior view

Anatomy of human brain, inferior view

Background imageWestern Script Collection: Anatomy of human knee joint

Anatomy of human knee joint

Background imageWestern Script Collection: Millennium Centre, Cardiff Bay, Cardiff, South Wales, Wales, United Kingdom, Europe

Millennium Centre, Cardiff Bay, Cardiff, South Wales, Wales, United Kingdom, Europe

Background imageWestern Script Collection: Facial muscles of the human face (with labels)

Facial muscles of the human face (with labels)

Background imageWestern Script Collection: Maurice Toussaint poster advertising colonial recruitment, from World War II, 1938

Maurice Toussaint poster advertising colonial recruitment, from World War II, 1938
France - 20th century, Second World War - Engagez-vous Rengagez-vous dans les Troupes Coloniales. Maurice Toussaint poster advertising colonial recruitment, 1938

Background imageWestern Script Collection: Lincoln, New Mexico, United States. Old mailbox at the Lincoln post office

Lincoln, New Mexico, United States. Old mailbox at the Lincoln post office

Background imageWestern Script Collection: New Power Stations, advert for British Electricity, 1951. Artist: Norman Wilkinson

New Power Stations, advert for British Electricity, 1951. Artist: Norman Wilkinson
New Power Stations, advert for British Electricity, 1951. Paintings of power stations (artists in brackets): Cliff Quay, near Ipswich, Suffolk (Norman Wilkinson); Poole

Background imageWestern Script Collection: Diagram of the cutaneous nerves of the head and neck

Diagram of the cutaneous nerves of the head and neck

Background imageWestern Script Collection: Human brain anatomy, lateral view

Human brain anatomy, lateral view

Background imageWestern Script Collection: Multi directional signpost, John O Groats, Caithness, Highland Region, Scotland, United Kingdom

Multi directional signpost, John O Groats, Caithness, Highland Region, Scotland, United Kingdom, Europe

Background imageWestern Script Collection: Pier entrance, Imperial Beach, San Diego, California, United States of America, North

Pier entrance, Imperial Beach, San Diego, California, United States of America, North America

Background imageWestern Script Collection: Vintage World War II poster featuring a fedora and an Army helmet

Vintage World War II poster featuring a fedora and an Army helmet. It reads: The more you keep information under your hat - the safer heall be under his! Careless Talk Costs Lives

Background imageWestern Script Collection: West Kirby Marine Lake, Wirral, Cheshire, England, United Kingdom, Europe

West Kirby Marine Lake, Wirral, Cheshire, England, United Kingdom, Europe

Background imageWestern Script Collection: Decembre, 1896. Creator: Eugene Samuel Grasset

Decembre, 1896. Creator: Eugene Samuel Grasset
Decembre, 1896. From " Calendrier la Belle Jardiniere", by Eugene Grasset. [Paris, 1896]

Background imageWestern Script Collection: Knights Templar are on a mission to collect relics for their nation

Knights Templar are on a mission to collect relics for their nation

Background imageWestern Script Collection: Superior view of human brain with colored lobes and labels

Superior view of human brain with colored lobes and labels

Background imageWestern Script Collection: Fog At Liverpool Street

Fog At Liverpool Street
Two passengers looking at the train departure board at Liverpool Street Station, London, during heavy fog, 29th January 1959. Most rail services have been delayed because of the weather

Background imageWestern Script Collection: Famous multi directional signpost, John O Groats, Caithness, Highland Region, Scotland

Famous multi directional signpost, John O Groats, Caithness, Highland Region, Scotland, United Kingdom, Europe

Background imageWestern Script Collection: Cover of Standard of Empire

Cover of Standard of Empire
Jingoistic cover of the " Standard of Empire" Annual for 1912 - 1913 showing Britannia in a chariot drawn by the British lion

Background imageWestern Script Collection: Nova totius Terrarum Orbis Geographica ac hydrographica tabula, by Henricus Hondius, Amsterdam

Nova totius Terrarum Orbis Geographica ac hydrographica tabula, by Henricus Hondius, Amsterdam
Cartography, 17th century. Nova totius Terrarum Orbis Geographica ac hydrographica tabula, by Henricus Hondius, Amsterdam, 1630. Illustrated copperplate, 38 x 54 cm

Background imageWestern Script Collection: Map of Mediterranean Sea by Francois Ollive, Marseille, 1664

Map of Mediterranean Sea by Francois Ollive, Marseille, 1664
Cartography, 17th century. Map of the Mediterranean Sea by Francois Ollive, Marseille, 1664

Background imageWestern Script Collection: Victoria Arduino espresso coffee machine, by Leonetto Cappiello (1875-1942), illustration, 1922

Victoria Arduino espresso coffee machine, by Leonetto Cappiello (1875-1942), illustration, 1922
Posters, Italy, 20th century. The Victoria Arduino espresso coffee machine. Illustration by Leonetto Cappiello (1875-1942), 1922

Background imageWestern Script Collection: France, Saint-Germain-en-Laye, Vaslav Nijinsky in Claude Debussys L Apres Midi d un Faune

France, Saint-Germain-en-Laye, Vaslav Nijinsky in Claude Debussys L Apres Midi d un Faune
France - 20th century - Paris, Ballets Russes, Seventh Season. Vaslav Nijinsky in Claude Debussys L AprA

Background imageWestern Script Collection: Bondi Beach

Bondi Beach in Sydney, Australia viewed from an art-deco lifeguard station on perfect, blue sky summer day

Background imageWestern Script Collection: Palace Pier, (Brighton Pier), Brighton, Sussex, England, United Kingdom, Europe

Palace Pier, (Brighton Pier), Brighton, Sussex, England, United Kingdom, Europe

Background imageWestern Script Collection: Historic Whitehall

Historic Whitehall
Fishers ground plan of the Palace of Whitehall, London, 1680. The Banqueting House (centre, left) is the only surviving building. (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

Background imageWestern Script Collection: Sign for the Pennine Way walking trail on snowy landscape by the River Tees, Upper Teesdale

Sign for the Pennine Way walking trail on snowy landscape by the River Tees, Upper Teesdale, County Durham, England, United Kingdom, Europe

Background imageWestern Script Collection: UK, England, Liverpool, Strawberry Field gate

UK, England, Liverpool, Strawberry Field gate

Background imageWestern Script Collection: Map of Sicily region, by Joan Blaeu

Map of Sicily region, by Joan Blaeu
Cartography, Italy, 17th century. Map of Sicily region, by Joan Blaeu

Background imageWestern Script Collection: Second World War - Together, propaganda poster

Second World War - Together, propaganda poster
Great Britain, 20th century, Second World War - Together. Propaganda poster

Background imageWestern Script Collection: Route two through Nebraska, United States of America, North America

Route two through Nebraska, United States of America, North America

Background imageWestern Script Collection: Azulejo tilework panel on Plaza de San Francisco, Malaga, Andalucia, Spain, Europe

Azulejo tilework panel on Plaza de San Francisco, Malaga, Andalucia, Spain, Europe

Background imageWestern Script Collection: Timetable for the Colombo to Badulla train at Pattipola, highest railway station in Sri Lanka

Timetable for the Colombo to Badulla train at Pattipola, highest railway station in Sri Lanka, 1892m, Pattipola, Sri Lanka, Asia

Background imageWestern Script Collection: Posters warning those guilty of illegal oaths were liable to deportation, (1834), 1934

Posters warning those guilty of illegal oaths were liable to deportation, (1834), 1934
Posters warning that people found guilty of uttering illegal oaths were liable to deportation, 1834. On 24th February 1834 local landowners in Dorsetput up posters warning that people found guilty of

Background imageWestern Script Collection: Sneck Yate signpost at Whitestone Cliffe, on The Cleveland Way long distance footpath

Sneck Yate signpost at Whitestone Cliffe, on The Cleveland Way long distance footpath, North Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom, Europe

Background imageWestern Script Collection: The Pantheon and Piazza della Rotonda at night, UNESCO World Heritage Site, Rome

The Pantheon and Piazza della Rotonda at night, UNESCO World Heritage Site, Rome, Lazio, Italy, Europe

Background imageWestern Script Collection: Russian Revolution 1905 - 1906

Russian Revolution 1905 - 1906, The last of the riots in Moscow: Soldiers firing on rioters who had taken refuge in the Prokhorof factory, Presnenskaia District

Background imageWestern Script Collection: Map of ancient Abruzzo, by Giovan Battista Pacichelli, engraving, 1702

Map of ancient Abruzzo, by Giovan Battista Pacichelli, engraving, 1702
Cartography, Italy, 18th century. Ancient Abruzzo. From The Kingdom of Naples in perspective by Giovan Battista Pacichelli, 1702. Engraving

Background imageWestern Script Collection: Le Smart Carman. Ne porte que des diamants de Bluze, by Auguste Roubille (1872-1955), print

Le Smart Carman. Ne porte que des diamants de Bluze, by Auguste Roubille (1872-1955), print
Posters, France, 19th century. Le Smart Carman. Ne porte que des diamants de Bluze. Print by Auguste Roubille (1872-1955)

Background imageWestern Script Collection: Scarborough, North Yorkshire, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom, Europe

Scarborough, North Yorkshire, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom, Europe

Background imageWestern Script Collection: Bones of the hand

Bones of the hand: the carpal bones (wrist bones), metacarpal bones (bones of the hand proper), and phalanges (finger bones)



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"Exploring the Rich Tapestry of Western Script: A Journey through Time and Knowledge" Step into the fascinating world of Western script, where ink and colors on parchment come alive to tell stories from centuries past. One such masterpiece is the Mappa Mundi, a captivating map created in London around 1265, showcasing intricate details of our ever-evolving world. In this journey, we encounter diverse facets of human knowledge. A black and white illustration of the Snellen chart reminds us of the importance of eyesight tests for clear vision. Delving deeper into anatomy, we explore the intricate workings of the human brain from an inferior view and unravel the complexity behind facial muscles with detailed labels. As we traverse across continents, we find ourselves at Cardiff Bay's Millennium Centre in Wales—a testament to architectural marvels that blend tradition with modernity. Further exploring anatomy, we uncover secrets hidden within our knee joints—an engineering marvel that allows us to walk tall. Venturing across borders brings us to Lincoln in New Mexico, USA—where time seems frozen as an old mailbox stands as a reminder of bygone eras. Vintage World War II posters featuring fedoras and Army helmets transport us back to a time when bravery knew no bounds. Returning to our exploration inside ourselves once more, we witness a superior view of the human brain adorned with vibrant lobes labeled meticulously—a stunning reminder that beauty lies not only on its surface but also within its depths. Our final stop takes us northwards—to John O Groats in Scotland—where a multi-directional signpost beckons adventurers towards new horizons. Just like these signposts guide travelers towards unknown destinations, so does Western script lead humanity towards enlightenment. In this captivating journey through time and space captured by Eugene Samuel Grasset's Decembre artwork from 1896—we are reminded that Western script is not merely words on paper but rather an embodiment of history itself—an eternal connection between past civilizations and our present world.