This Might Be the World’s First 300-Year-Old Guidebook to Every Imaginable Color

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Spanning nearly 800 completely handwritten (and painted) pages, Traité des couleurs servant à la peinture à l’eau, was probably the most comprehensive guide to paint and color of its time. According to Medieval book historian Erik Kwakkel who translated part of the introduction, the color book was intended as an educational guide. The irony being there was only a single copy that was probably seen by very few eyes.

Thanks to e-corpus the entire book can be seen in high-resolution online and you can zoom in and out of every single page. If you like old, handmade books, definitely check out the link and explore.

This Might Be the World’s First 300-Year-Old Guidebook to Every Imaginable Color:

This Might Be the World’s First 300-Year-Old Guidebook to Every Imaginable Color This Might Be the World’s First 300-Year-Old Guidebook to Every Imaginable Color This Might Be the World’s First 300-Year-Old Guidebook to Every Imaginable Color This Might Be the World’s First 300-Year-Old Guidebook to Every Imaginable Color This Might Be the World’s First 300-Year-Old Guidebook to Every Imaginable Color This Might Be the World’s First 300-Year-Old Guidebook to Every Imaginable Color

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