DIOSKORIDÈS ( v. 25 ap. J.-C.-90 ap. J.-C. )


Médecin, pharmacologue et botaniste gréco-romain, auteur d'un ouvrage longtemps considéré comme une référence en médecine

Quotation

The sorts of Red are these.
Vermilion.

Synaper lake.
Synaper tops.
Red Lead.
Roset.
Turnsoile.
Browne of Spaine.
Bole Armoniack.
 
Of Vermilion.
Your fairest and most principall Red is Vermilion, called in Latine
Minium, it is a poyson, and found where great store of quicksilver is […].
Sinaper Lake.
Sinaper (in Latine called Cinnabaris,) it hath the name Lake of Lacca, a red Berry, whereof it is made growing in China and those places in the East Indies, as Master Gerrard shewed me out of this herball, maketh a deepe and beautifull red, or rather purple, almost like unto a red Rose […].
Sinaper Tops.
Grinde your Tops after the same manner you doe your lake, they are both of one nature.
Red Lead.
Red Lead, in Latine is called
Syricum, it was wont to bee made of Ceruse burnt […].
 
Turnesoile.
Turnesoile is made of old linnen rags died, you shall use it after this manner […].
Roset.
You shall grinde your Roset with Brasill water, […].
Browne of Spaine.
Grind your Browne of Spaine with Brasill water, […].
Bole Armoniacke.
Bole Armoniacke is but a faint colour, the chiefest use of it, is, as I have said, in making a size for burnisht gold.

Quotation

Of Blew.
Blew hath his Etymon from the hye Dutch,
Blaw, from whence he calleth Himmel-blaw, that which we call skye colour or heavens-blew, in Spanish it is called Blao or Azul, in Italian Azurro, in French Azur of Lazur an Arabian word, which is the name of a stone, whereof it is made, called in Greeke κυάνεος and in Latine Cyaneus a stone, […].
The principal blewes with us in use are,
Blew Bice.
Smalt.
Litmouse blew.
Inde Baudias.
Florey blew.
Korck or Orchall.

Quotation

Inde ; c’est une couleur qui sert pour peindre. Les Anciens en avoient de deux sortes selon Pline l. 35. c. 6. & Discoride l. 5. c. 57. L’une qui se faisoit avec de certains roseaux qui se trouvaient aux Indes ; l’autre de l’escume des chaudieres où l’on teint les draps de pourpre. L’Inde qu’on employe aujourd’hui se fait aussi de deux manieres, l’une du suc d’une herbe que les Grecs nomment Isatis, & les Latins Glastum, que nous appellons Guesde ; Et l’autre de l’herbe appellée Indigo, qui croist dans la Province de Gatimala, & ce qui est de grand usage parmy les Teinturiers V. p. 411.

Quotation

The sorts of Red are these.
Vermilion.

Synaper lake.
Synaper tops.
Red Lead.
Roset.
Turnsoile.
Browne of Spaine.
Bole Armoniack.
 
Of Vermilion.
Your fairest and most principall Red is Vermilion, called in Latine
Minium, it is a poyson, and found where great store of quicksilver is […].
Sinaper Lake.
Sinaper (in Latine called Cinnabaris,) it hath the name Lake of Lacca, a red Berry, whereof it is made growing in China and those places in the East Indies, as Master Gerrard shewed me out of this herball, maketh a deepe and beautifull red, or rather purple, almost like unto a red Rose […].
Sinaper Tops.
Grinde your Tops after the same manner you doe your lake, they are both of one nature.
Red Lead.
Red Lead, in Latine is called
Syricum, it was wont to bee made of Ceruse burnt […].
 
Turnesoile.
Turnesoile is made of old linnen rags died, you shall use it after this manner […].
Roset.
You shall grinde your Roset with Brasill water, […].
Browne of Spaine.
Grind your Browne of Spaine with Brasill water, […].
Bole Armoniacke.
Bole Armoniacke is but a faint colour, the chiefest use of it, is, as I have said, in making a size for burnisht gold.

Quotation

Of Blew.
Blew hath his Etymon from the hye Dutch,
Blaw, from whence he calleth Himmel-blaw, that which we call skye colour or heavens-blew, in Spanish it is called Blao or Azul, in Italian Azurro, in French Azur of Lazur an Arabian word, which is the name of a stone, whereof it is made, called in Greeke κυάνεος and in Latine Cyaneus a stone, […].
The principal blewes with us in use are,
Blew Bice.
Smalt.
Litmouse blew.
Inde Baudias.
Florey blew.
Korck or Orchall.

Quotation

The sorts of Red are these.
Vermilion.

Synaper lake.
Synaper tops.
Red Lead.
Roset.
Turnsoile.
Browne of Spaine.
Bole Armoniack.
 
Of Vermilion.
Your fairest and most principall Red is Vermilion, called in Latine
Minium, it is a poyson, and found where great store of quicksilver is […].
Sinaper Lake.
Sinaper (in Latine called Cinnabaris,) it hath the name Lake of Lacca, a red Berry, whereof it is made growing in China and those places in the East Indies, as Master Gerrard shewed me out of this herball, maketh a deepe and beautifull red, or rather purple, almost like unto a red Rose […].
Sinaper Tops.
Grinde your Tops after the same manner you doe your lake, they are both of one nature.
Red Lead.
Red Lead, in Latine is called
Syricum, it was wont to bee made of Ceruse burnt […].
 
Turnesoile.
Turnesoile is made of old linnen rags died, you shall use it after this manner […].
Roset.
You shall grinde your Roset with Brasill water, […].
Browne of Spaine.
Grind your Browne of Spaine with Brasill water, […].
Bole Armoniacke.
Bole Armoniacke is but a faint colour, the chiefest use of it, is, as I have said, in making a size for burnisht gold.

Quotation

Inde ; c’est une couleur qui sert pour peindre. Les Anciens en avoient de deux sortes selon Pline l. 35. c. 6. & Discoride l. 5. c. 57. L’une qui se faisoit avec de certains roseaux qui se trouvaient aux Indes ; l’autre de l’escume des chaudieres où l’on teint les draps de pourpre. L’Inde qu’on employe aujourd’hui se fait aussi de deux manieres, l’une du suc d’une herbe que les Grecs nomment Isatis, & les Latins Glastum, que nous appellons Guesde ; Et l’autre de l’herbe appellée Indigo, qui croist dans la Province de Gatimala, & ce qui est de grand usage parmy les Teinturiers V. p. 411.