Welcome to the Emblem Project Utrecht

Dutch Love Emblems of the Seventeenth Century


This is the website for the Emblem Project Utrecht. It currently includes 27 Dutch love emblem books, religious as well as profane. For all of these we have full transcriptions, page facsimiles and indexes, as well as extented search options. Links to sources and parallels, translations and annotation are being added.

Once you have chosen an emblem book from the top menu, navigation through this book and our edition of the book is available at the left side of your screen. In the top menu you find our bibliography as well as information on the project, on the site and on our editorial procedures.

Also on this page: a link to our new research project on Hermannus Hugo, Pia desideria.

Your questions and comments are more than welcome at epu@let.uu.nl.