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Typeface designed as a manieristic grotesque embodiement (not grotesque type style), containing letters with mascarons, decorated with ornaments currently described as turbinate. It was designed by Jan Christian Bierpfaff from Toruń. The copperplates with uppercase letters were engraved and published in 1656 by a Gdańsk citizen Jeremiasz Falck (1609–1677) during his stay in Hamburg. The engraver signed himself as Polonus or Gedaniensis. A complete set of prints of the alphabet is in the collection of Czartoryski Muzeum in Cracow.