French Emblems at Glasgow

This website gives you access to all the French Emblem Books of the 16th century, along with their Latin versions when appropriate. While the seed of the emblem as a genre was sown in Germany in 1531, it flowered and developed in France during the 16th century, and it was from there that it spread throughout Europe.

There are 27 browsable emblem books, in both transcribed and facsimile versions, and extensive search functionality.