Click here to see an 18th-century example, courtesy of the Royal Library of Denmark.To see other examples, try a keywords search on the term in A large capital letter composed of sweeping pen strokes creatively embellished with wide parallel calligraphic flourishes and occasional cross-strokes, giving the letterform the appearance of a versal.Click here to learn more about caching, courtesy of , meaning "register of the poll tax." A map showing boundaries and subdivisions made to record ownership and rights in land and to describe and establish the value of property, usually for the purpose of tax assessment (see these modern examples, courtesy of Rootsweb).A cadastral map may also show culture (roads, buildings, etc.), drainage, and other features that have a bearing on land use and value.Easy to mass produce, cabinet cards appeared in the mid-1860s, replacing the wallet-sized carte-de-visite, and were sold up to about 1905 when the tinted picture postcard became popular. Television service transmitted directly to subscribers via cable connection, rather than broadcast over the air to all who own receivers.Click here to see a cabinet card portrait of Sigmund Freud's mother, Amalia, and here to see a vignette of Capt. Originally designed to extend service to homes in rural areas, cable TV reached nearly half the homes in the United States by the early 1990s.In A leather binding made from the skin of a calf usually no more than a few weeks old.Its soft, smooth, unblemished surface made it the preferred material in England for hand-binding trade editions but not on the Continent, where printed books were usually sold in paper covers to be custom-bound at the discretion of the purchaser.
To learn about the history of calendars, see : calendar year and perpetual calendar.
Also spelled The pen made from a dried reed, used from about 200 B. for writing in ink on papyrus, as distinct from the stylus used during the same period for writing on wax tablets and the quill pen used from the 6th century for writing on parchment and vellum (see this example).
Marc Drogin notes in (Allanheld & Schram, 1980) that a sharp point was used at first, producing monoline script. C., a broad-nibbed reed was used, allowing the scribe to vary the width of pen strokes, giving the letterforms a more calligraphic appearance.
Click here to see examples of Caldecott's work, courtesy of Mary Mark Ockerbloom.
Other examples can be seen at the Web site maintained by the Randolph Caldecott Society (UK).Other examples can be seen in the Schøyen Collection (Oslo and London).