1639 1st Elzevier ed CHINA History Jesuit Trigault Geography Great Wall ASIA

TRIGAULT, Nicolas

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Nicolas Trigault was an early 17th-century Jesuit missionary to China who made significant contributions to the development of Romanization of the Chinese languages. While living in the Shanxi province, Trigault wrote his book, a description of China covering both history and geographical figures. Trigault drew from various authors’ accounts of China to give a more thorough description of Chinese government, religion and customs, costumes and dress, and more. Note the illustrated title page complete with a map which depicts the Great Wall.

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1639 1st Elzevier ed CHINA History Jesuit Trigault Geography Great Wall ASIA

 

Nicolas Trigault was an early 17th-century Jesuit missionary to China who made significant contributions to the development of Romanization of the Chinese languages. While living in the Shanxi province, Trigault wrote his book, a description of China covering both history and geographical figures. Trigault drew from various authors’ accounts of China to give a more thorough description of Chinese government, religion and customs, costumes and dress, and more. Note the illustrated title page complete with a map which depicts the Great Wall.

 

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TRIGAULT, Nicolas

 

Regni Chinensis descriptio ex varijs authoribus.

 

Lvgd. Batav. : ex offic. Elzeviriana, 1639. First edition.

 

Details:

  • Collation: Complete with all pages
    • [8], 365, [9]
    • 3 engraved plates
  • References: Willems 486;
  • Language: Latin
  • Binding: Leather; tight & secure
  • Size: ~4.5in X 2.5in (11cm x 6cm)

 

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14073

Categories

Asia, Africa, & Middle Eastern

Religion

Authors

TRIGAULT, Nicolas

Printing Date

17th Century

Language

Latin

Binding

Leather

Book Condition

Excellent

Collation

Complete