Baskervville is a revival of Jacob’s interpretation of Baskerville’s typeface. It was distributed by the foundry Rolland & Jacob in Strasbourg in the late 18th Century. The typeface was later sold by the Société Typographique Levrault (then Berger Levrault) as a “Caractères dans le genre Baskerwille” i.e “Baskerwille alike fonts” — with a w instead of a v.
The particularity of Jacob’s Baskerwille is that the roman is very close to Baskerville’s typefaces, while the italic is closer to Didot’s typefaces. The ANRT workshop aimed to digitize Jacob’s font in order to show his work which moves from transitional to modern styles.