The Resource Athanasii Kircheri e Soc. Jesu China monumentis : qvà sacris quà profanis, nec non variis naturae & artis spectaculis, aliarumque rerum memorabilium argumentis illustrata, auspiciis Leopoldi Primi Roman. Imper. semper Augusti munificentissimi mecaenatis

Athanasii Kircheri e Soc. Jesu China monumentis : qvà sacris quà profanis, nec non variis naturae & artis spectaculis, aliarumque rerum memorabilium argumentis illustrata, auspiciis Leopoldi Primi Roman. Imper. semper Augusti munificentissimi mecaenatis

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Athanasii Kircheri e Soc. Jesu China monumentis : qvà sacris quà profanis, nec non variis naturae & artis spectaculis, aliarumque rerum memorabilium argumentis illustrata, auspiciis Leopoldi Primi Roman. Imper. semper Augusti munificentissimi mecaenatis
Title
Athanasii Kircheri e Soc. Jesu China monumentis
Title remainder
qvà sacris quà profanis, nec non variis naturae & artis spectaculis, aliarumque rerum memorabilium argumentis illustrata, auspiciis Leopoldi Primi Roman. Imper. semper Augusti munificentissimi mecaenatis
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  • Athanasii Kircheri China illustrata
  • China illustrata
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Language
lat
Summary
This work, by Kircher's regular Amsterdam publishers, represents the 1st edition of his "China Illustrata" in Latin. A subsequent unauthorized edition, in a slightly smaller format but with the same text and with artfully copied engravings, was published by Amsterdam printer Jacob van Meurs, also in 1667. When the authorized printers, Johannes Janssonius van Waesberge and Elizaeus Weyerstraten (who died shortly thereafter) were apprised of the situation they called for a meeting with Van Meurs, to be mediated by a third Amsterdam printer and attended by a notary public. At this meeting, on 27 June 1667, the aggrieved parties demanded that Van Meurs hand over the entirety of his copy of the work: all his printed copies along with his copper and woodblock plates. Further, he was to cease and desist from publishing this work again. In return Van Meurs received 3,450 florins, which basically covered the costs of his "reprint." Subsequent printings at the shop of Janssonius van Waesberge and Weyerstraten (and later with Weyerstraten's widow) used the slightly smaller engravings that Van Meurs had commissioned, though the text remained precisely the same
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1602-1680
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Kircher, Athanasius
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • portraits
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • 1640-1705
  • 1619-1680
  • active 1642-1681
  • -1667?
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  • Leopold
  • Meurs, Jacob van
  • Janssonius van Waesberge, Johannes
  • Weyerstraten, Elizaeus
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  • Chinese language
  • China
  • China
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Athanasii Kircheri e Soc. Jesu China monumentis : qvà sacris quà profanis, nec non variis naturae & artis spectaculis, aliarumque rerum memorabilium argumentis illustrata, auspiciis Leopoldi Primi Roman. Imper. semper Augusti munificentissimi mecaenatis
Link
https://archive.org/details/athanasiikircher00kirc_0
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Publication
Note
  • Added engraved title page bears title: Athanasii Kircheri Soc. Iesv China illvst[rata]
  • Added engraved title page has imprint: "Amstelodami. Apud Johannem Janszonium à Waesberge et Elizei Weyerstraet 1667."
  • Signatures: *-2*4 A-2H4
  • Main body of text printed in double columns
  • Initials, tailpieces, marginal notes
  • Includes indexes
  • "Elenchus librorum a P. Athanasio Kirchero ... editorum": 2 p. at end
Contents
Monumenti syro-sinici interpretatio -- De variis itineribus in Chinam susceptis -- De idololatria ex Occidente primùm in Persidem, Indiam ac deinde in ultimas Orientis, Tartariæ, Chinæ, Japponiæ regiones successivâ propagatione introducta -- China curiosis naturæ & artis miraculis illustrata -- De architectonica cæterisque mechanicis artibus Sinensium -- De Sinensium literatura
Extent
1 online resource ([16], 237, [11] pages, [26] leaves of plates (4 folded)
Form of item
online
Note
  • Burns Library copy 1: 1st ed., 1st printing; bookseller's label at fore-edge of front pastedown: Maisonneuve Freres, 3 Rue de Sabot, Paris ... Libraire Orientale & Américain, Livres Anciens & Modernes ...
  • Burns Library copy 2: includes Van Meurs versions of the maps and plates; Boston College and Weston College Library ink stamps on t.p.
Other physical details
illustrations, maps, portraits)
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1040009097
Label
Athanasii Kircheri e Soc. Jesu China monumentis : qvà sacris quà profanis, nec non variis naturae & artis spectaculis, aliarumque rerum memorabilium argumentis illustrata, auspiciis Leopoldi Primi Roman. Imper. semper Augusti munificentissimi mecaenatis
Link
https://archive.org/details/athanasiikircher00kirc_0
Publication
Note
  • Added engraved title page bears title: Athanasii Kircheri Soc. Iesv China illvst[rata]
  • Added engraved title page has imprint: "Amstelodami. Apud Johannem Janszonium à Waesberge et Elizei Weyerstraet 1667."
  • Signatures: *-2*4 A-2H4
  • Main body of text printed in double columns
  • Initials, tailpieces, marginal notes
  • Includes indexes
  • "Elenchus librorum a P. Athanasio Kirchero ... editorum": 2 p. at end
Contents
Monumenti syro-sinici interpretatio -- De variis itineribus in Chinam susceptis -- De idololatria ex Occidente primùm in Persidem, Indiam ac deinde in ultimas Orientis, Tartariæ, Chinæ, Japponiæ regiones successivâ propagatione introducta -- China curiosis naturæ & artis miraculis illustrata -- De architectonica cæterisque mechanicis artibus Sinensium -- De Sinensium literatura
Extent
1 online resource ([16], 237, [11] pages, [26] leaves of plates (4 folded)
Form of item
online
Note
  • Burns Library copy 1: 1st ed., 1st printing; bookseller's label at fore-edge of front pastedown: Maisonneuve Freres, 3 Rue de Sabot, Paris ... Libraire Orientale & Américain, Livres Anciens & Modernes ...
  • Burns Library copy 2: includes Van Meurs versions of the maps and plates; Boston College and Weston College Library ink stamps on t.p.
Other physical details
illustrations, maps, portraits)
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1040009097

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