Theo Laurentius has been active as a paper researcher for over fifty years. He has published several studies on watermarks and paper, including two important catalogues: Watermarks 1600-1650 found in the Zeeland Archives (Hes & De Graaf, 2007) and Watermarks 1650-1700 found in the Zeeland Archives (Hes & De Graaf, 2008).
Frans Laurentius, Ph.D., is an art historian. He has published several studies on graphic arts, Dutch pottery and watermarks, as well as a monograph on the Dutch print dealer Clement de Jonghe: Clement de Jonghe (ca. 1624-1677). Kunstverkoper in de Gouden Eeuw (Hes & De Graaf, 2010).
All interested in paper and watermarks, including bibliographers, book historians, art historians, economic historians, and sellers of old Italian prints and rare books.
"There are still few books of photographs of watermarks taken by x-ray, a method that is so much more accurate than traditional tracing that it makes much of the existing watermark literature more or less obsolete. This volume will usefully sit on the shelf alongside David Woodward’s Catalogue of Watermarks in Italian Printed Maps c. 1540–1600, which was published in 1996."
Print Quarterly, Vol. 34 (June 2017), p. 226.
"Un album di grandi dimensioni che comprende, dopo una rapida introduzione che permette però di navigare tra le provenienze delle diverse carte analizzate, una serie di fotografie ai raggi X di circa 300 filigrane italiane a cavallo tra XVIII e XIX secolo."
Edoardo Barbieri, Università Cattolica, Milano. In: L’almanacco bibliografico, No. 40 (dicembre 2016), p. 24.
Table of contents
2. Index of names
3. Index of initials
4. Reference books and articles