Wednesday, 7 May 2014

Just Have to Share - nearly 300 years before Pantone

Pantone colour reference was first published in the 1960's - 1963 to be precise but nearly 300 years prior to this date, in 1692 A. Boogert wrote and produced a book in Dutch about mixing watercolours.
Traité des couleurs servant à la peinture à l’eau, is nearly 800 pages in length and is likely to be the most comprehensive paint and colour guide of its time.

The book is kept at the Bibliothèque Méjanes in Aix-en-Provence, France.
You can view this work in high resolution here

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