Lange: Journal du voyage …a la Chine

Lange’s first voyage to China took place in 1715-18. An account of this voyage has been published in Friedrich Christian Weber (ed.), Das veränderte Russland, vol. 1 (new edition 1744), p. 73-116.

The following is the French version of this account

Journal du voyage de Laurent Lange à la Chine. In: Recueil de voyages au nord, contenant divers mémoires très-utiles au commerce & à la navigation. Tome V. Trosieme edition, augmentée d’une Relation (Amsterdam: Jean Frederic Bernard, 1734), pp. 373-410.

  • Bibliographic reference: Löwendahl, vol. 1, p. 177 (no. 385)
  • Digitized: LOC („Meeting of Frontiers“-Project)

See also Prevost, Histoire générale des voyages, vol. 5 (Paris 1748), pp. 518-527 (Chapitre XIII. Voyage de Laurent Lange, Envoyé de Russie à la Chine) [digitized: Gallica]

Lange’s second voyage to China took place in 1719-1721. At this occasion he kept a detailed diary which was published in 1726 in Leiden. A French translation was published in the eighth volume of Recueil des voyages au Nord.

Lange’s third voyage to China took place in 1727/28 on the occasion of the Russian embassy that negotiated the Treaty of Kiakhta (1727). In 1736, Lange joined the Russian caravan for a fourth visit to China.

Tagebuch zwoer Reisen, welche in den Jahren 1727, 1728 und 1736 von Kjachta und Zuruchaitu durch die Mongoley nach Peking gethan worden von Lorenz Lange. […] Nebst einer geographisch-historischen Beschreibung der Stadt Peking. Mit Kupfern. Aus ungedruckten Quellen mitgetheilt von Herrn Prof. Pallas (Leipzig: Johann Zacharias Logan, 1781).

  • Bibliographic reference: BS col. 2472, Löwendahl, vol. 2, p. 10 (no. 614)
    Note: This had also been published in Pallas‘ Neue Nordische Beiträge, vol. 2 (1781) 83-207 (see Löwendahl, vol. 2, p. 10 (no. 653), for a review of this edition see Johann Georg Meusel, Historische Litteratur für das Jahr 1783. In Gesellschaft einiger Gelehrten herausgegeben. Erstes Stück. Januar (Erlangen: Palm, 1783) 6-14, on Lange’s account see ibid., 6-8) [Google Books, book contributor: BSB, digitized: 10 November 2008]
  • Digitized: Google Books (book contributor: Oxford University; digitized 26 June 2006)
  • Entry in Wiener China-Bibliographie

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