Kaempfer: The history of Japan

Engelbert Kaempfer (1651–1716) traveled to Russia, Persia, India, South-East Asia, and Japan between 1683 and 1693. His writings were the chief source for European knowledge about Japan: Amœnitatum exoticarum politicophysicomedicarum fasciculi V, published in 1712, is especially important for medical observations and the first extensive description of Japanese plants – and his … → Continue reading

Kircher: China monumentis … illustrata

[Athanasius Kircher:] Athanasii Kircheri E Soc. Jesu China Monumentis, Qua Sacris quà Profanis, Nec non variis Naturæ & Artis Spectaculis, Aliarumque rerum memorabilium Argumentis Illustrata, auspiciis Leopold Primi, Roman, Imper. semper Augusti, Munificentißimi Mecænatis (Amstelodami : Janssonius a Waesberge ; Weyerstraet, 1667)

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Kaempfer: Amoenitatum exoticarum politico-physico-medicarum fasciculi V …

Engelbert Kaempfer: Amœnitatum exoticarum politicophysicomedicarum fasciculi V : quibus continentur variæ relationes, observationes & descriptiones Rerum Persicarum & Ulterioris Asiae, multá attentione, in peregrinationibus per universum Orientem, collectæ(Limgoviae [Lemgo] : Typis & Impensis Henrici Wilhelmi Meyeri, Aulae Lippiacae Typographi 1712)

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Barrow: Travels in China

John Barrow: Travels in China, containing descriptions, observations, and comparisons, made and collected in the course of a short residence at the imperial palace of Yuen-Min-Yuen, and on a subsequent journey through the country from Pekin to Canton (London: T. Cadell and W. Davies, 1804).

Bibliographic reference: BS col. 2388 f., Lust no. 365; Löwendahl, … → Continue reading