PEACHAM, Henry, The Gentlemans Exercise. Or, An exquisite practise, as well for drawing all manner of Beasts in their true Portraitures : as also the making of all kinds of colours, to be used in Limning, Painting, Tricking, and Blazon of Coates, and Armes, with divers other most delightfull and pleasurable observations, for all young Gentlemen and others. As also Serving for the necessary use and generall benefit of divers Trades-men and Artificers, as namely Painters, Ioners, Free-Masons, Cutters and Carvers, &c. for the farther gracing, beautifying, and garnishing of all their absolute and worthy pieces, either for Borders, Architects, or Columnes, &c., London, J. Legat, 1634.1 quotations
Of composed colours, Scarlet colour.
In French coleur d’escarlite. Italicè, color Scarlatino ô porposino. Hisp. color de grana. Belgicè Kermesin of Scharlacken root. […] Latine Coccineus colour. Græc. κοκκινος of κοκκος, the seed of Kernell of a Pomegranate. The Arabians call this colour Chermeb, from whence commeth our Crimson, as Scaliger saith, two parts of Vermelion, and one of lake make a perfect Scarlet.