271 years before Pantone

A Dutch artist named A.Boogert mixed and described every color imaginable in an 800 pages book.
The book, « Traité des couleurs servant à la peinture à l’eau », was intended as an educative guide. The irony being there was only a single copy that was probably seen by very few eyes!
It’s hard to not compare the hundreds pages of color to its contemporary equivalent The Pantone Color Guide wish would not be published for the first time until 1963…
The book, currently kept at The Bibliothèque Méjanes in Aix-en-Provence, France, is also viewable in high resolution on thisiscolossal.com.

Source thisiscolossal.com.

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