"An Imaginary Oil Lamp Museum" depicts Philippe Orsetti's comprehensive collection of 2,000 oil lamp illustrations. Pulling from his own holdings and the archives of multiple museums, it constitutes the premier oil lamp encyclopedia reference document which spans centuries, empires, and geography.
In one 530-page document, glossy coated paper with full color illustrations brings oil lamps from prehistoric to modern times to life. Do you want to take a journey through practically all empires, dynasties, and cultures? Just follow the light!
About the Author
The author is a native of Toulouse, France, and a retired aeronautic engineer. His forty-year career in the Helicopter Industry spanned all its aspect, from an engineer in France, then a regional representative in South-East Asia based in Hong Kong, to a Corporate Executive in North America. As a hobby, he has always been interested in archaeology and he built a large collection of oil lamps which he decided to illustrate and comment in this encyclopedia.