This question would be very subjective if it asks about the best italics, but I'm curious which historical designs have been considered to be among the best. I know of Roos Cursief, which is quite a recent design. I'm mainly interested in older designs.
BTW when it comes to De Roos, this (not very cursive at all) is a true gem.
Romanée is often mentioned as well with its upright italics.
I'm just interested in what historically has been said about particular designs. So among the archetypical typefaces through the centuries, I'm interested in which italics stood out as being particularly good, and likely inspired other typefaces.
As for the name Cursief, I think this is more of an older Dutch naming convention than a distinction being made between cursive and italic.
Sadly, this is vol2 only, starts at page 200 aprox.
Anyone know if vol1 is online somewhere?