271 old color book – the first color guide

If you work in the graphics design field, you know how important the Pantone Color Guide is when it comes to printing. This is exactly what a Dutch artist set out to do back in 1692, only known as “A. Boogert” this dutchman created this handwritten and painted 800 pages book as a guide to mixing and using watercolor.

This is just too cool.

Seen on Colossal

Read the book here in high resolution!