1697 Jesuit Le Comte Journey in CHINA Illustrated Chinese Rites Confucius Asia

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Louis le Comte (1655–1728), also Louis-Daniel Lecomte, was a French Jesuit who participated in the 1687 French Jesuit mission to China under Jean de Fontaney. He arrived in China on 7 February 1688. His Nouveau mémoire sur l’état présent de la Chine, which was published in Paris in 1696, caused great debate within the Chinese Rites Controversy.

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1697 Jesuit Le Comte Journey in CHINA Illustrated Chinese Rites Confucius Asia

Kangxi, Astronomy Peking Observatory, & more

Louis le Comte (1655–1728), also Louis-Daniel Lecomte, was a French Jesuit who participated in the 1687 French Jesuit mission to China under Jean de Fontaney. He arrived in China on 7 February 1688. His Nouveau mémoire sur l’état présent de la Chine, which was published in Paris in 1696, caused great debate within the Chinese Rites Controversy.

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Main author: Louis Le Comte

Title: Nouveaux mémoires sur l’état present de la Chine. Par le P. Louis Le Comte de la compagnie de Jésus, mathématicien du Roy.

Published: Paris, J. Anisson, 1697.

Language: French

Notes & contents:

  • Incredible contents!
    • Various Chinese empires
      • K’ang His
      • Kangxi
    • Jesuit voyages to China
  • 18 incredible engravings!
    • ‘Throne of the Emperor of China’
    • Observations of Peking
      • Astrological devices
      • Star viewing
    • Zodiac Machine
    • Equinox Machine
    • Azimuthal Machine
    • Chinese canals and boats
    • Chinese Mandarin ceremonial clothing
    • Chinese colonel
    • Chinese scholar
    • Chinese soldier
    • Chinese woman and child
    • Full-page botany plate, leaves trees…
    • Chinese to French translation table
    • Rare Portrait of Confucius
    • Lodestone cutting machine
    • Navigating Chinese rivers

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Wear: wear as seen in photos

Binding: tight and secure leather binding

Pages: complete with all 410 pages; plus indexes, prefaces, and such

Illustrations: 18 incredible plates

Publisher: Paris, J. Anisson, 1697.

Size: ~6.5in X 4in (16.5cm x 10cm)

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Categories

Asia, Africa, & Middle Eastern

Voyages & Exploration & Maps

Authors

Louis Le Comte

Printing Date

17th Century

Language

French

Binding

Leather

Book Condition

Good

Collation

Complete