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Barker, Robert (1589 - 1645)
Record Identifier
cni00022184
Headings
Barker, Robert
Dates of Activity
1589-1645
Activity
Printer
Place of Activity
Last Change: 2006-07-14
Signs, Marks, Devices etc.
"Ornament of a woman's head between two cornucopias: below it the letters C. B. (α) With C. B. as figured. (β) Without C. B. or the lower tassel. Probably passed to Robert Barker in 1599."
"Compartment with the Royal Arms at top between Justice and Mercy (?). A lion and a dragon at foot, and C. B., the initials of Christopher Barker. (α) With arms of Elizabeth at top, etc., as figured. Passed to Robert Barker in 1599. (β) With arms of James I replacing those of Elizabeth at top, and the dragon at foot replaced by a unicorn. The initials C. B. remain. (γ) With a new lower block, having a lion and a unicorn, both facing outwards, instead of the lion and the dragon. No initials."
Compartment with Royal Arms at top between Justice and Mercy (?). Lion and dragon in lower corners. At foot the initials C. B., standing for the name of Christopher Barker. Passed to Robert Barker in 1599.
"Compartment with the Queen's arms at top, Fides and Humilitas at sides; the ensigns of the four evangelists at the corners, and a tiger's head, the crest of Sir F. Walsingham, below. (α) With tiger's head as figured. Probably passed to Robert Barker in 1599. (β) With the arms of James I replacing those of Elizabeth at top. The tiger's head voided."
Ornament of a two-tailed mermaid blowing two horns. A fringe of tassels below. Probably passed to Robert Barker in 1599.
Mercury's hat and caduceus with two cornucopias and sea-scape. Passed to the Eliot's Court Printing House about 1594. Apparently taken to Eton by Melchisedec Bradwood, c. 1609. Probably passed to Edward Griffin, 1615-16. Probably passed to John Haviland in 1621.
Framed device of an open book with light shining from the clouds. The motto, Dat esse manus, superesse Minerva. Probably passed to Robert Barker in 1599.
Device or ornament of an open book upon which is laid a sword and a sceptre: the motto, Doctrina parit virtutem.
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