Table of Physiological Colors Both Mixt and Simple by Richard Waller, 1686

Richard Waller Tabula colorum physiologica … [Table of physiological colors] Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London, 1686
Richard Waller Tabula colorum physiologica … [Table of physiological colors] Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London, 1686

This table is one of the earliest known color charts. Waller created it as a tool for describing plants and animals. Collectors and scientists could compare their specimens to this table and use the names provided to identify the colors of leaves, bark, flowers, feathers, plants, and animals.”

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