Tuesday, May 24, 2016

17th-century Adult Colouring-in Book Ready For Modern Hues

Posted at 7:35AM Monday 23 May 2016

Adults finding time for colouring-in books might seem a modern fad, part of the fashion for all things mindful. But the trend actually dates back more than 400 years, and one of the earliest books intended for amateur colouring – a series of maps adorned with delicately drawn images of nymphs, water sprites and fairies – is about to be republished, centuries after it was first printed.

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