Colors and pigments

Discover the colors of 16th to 18th century manuscript and printed maps.

Discover the mineral and organic pigments used, their origin, their meaning, the way in which time may have altered them.

I share the articles or books I have read here, as well as the experiments that I make, to reproduce these past centuries’ techniques.

What I have been reading

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Colors in 17th and 18th centuries’ maps

What were the pigments and colors used in hand-made or printed and color-enhanced maps 17th [...]

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