|Fictional heraldry: the coat of arms of the Empire of Ardria. |
Having as capital the ideal city of Perigloriën, this is the place „…of a people with the sea at their backs and the sun on their faces, of a people who do not bend, like loyal oaks…”.
The work was commissioned by the American author Sean Anderson: http://periglorien.com/
|Heraldic ex-libris of Gerard Cornielje. |
The composition was inspired after a medieval type of equestrian seal, the horse being however replaced with an unicorn, as a hint to the family name of the armiger (because the Latin word 'Cornus' stands for 'Horn'). The knight was displayed wearing the shield and helmet with crest, as in the family's coat of arms.
Heraldic bookplate of Senhor. Arturo Mário da Mota Miranda (Portugal), director of the publication “Contemporary International Ex-Libris Artists”.
The composition features the style of the Lusitanian heraldry of the early 16th century, as brilliantly illustrated by the António Godinho’s "Livro da nobreza e da perfeição das armas dos reis cristãos e nobres linhagens dos reinos e senhorios de Portugal".
The bookplate displays the coat of arms of the family, as matriculated in 1762. The shield adjoins the arms of Mota, Teixeira, Costa e Coelho.