Dutch Publications on the Jesuit Mission in China in the Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries

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Between 1615 and 1736 31 Jesuit publications on China appeared in the Dutch Republic, in Dutch, French, German, Latin and Spanish. The most original and important is the Novus atlas Sinensis by Martino Martini, printed for the first time in 1655, in Latin and Dutch.

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    Michaela Wautier, Oil painting of Martino Martini, Jesuit missionary in China, in Manchu costume, 1654
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    Martino Martini, Regni Sinensis … enarratio, Amsterdam, Aegidius Janssonius Valkenier, 1661
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    Martino Martini, Atlas Maior. Novus Atlas Sinensis, Amsterdam, Joannes Blaeu, 1662
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    Athanasius Kircher, China monumentis … illustrata, Amsterdam, Joannes Janssonius van Waesberghe et Elizeus Weyerstraet, 1667. Bound by the socalled Kircher binder for Pope Clement IX
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    Louis le Comte, Beschryvinge van het machtige keyserryk China, The Hague, Engelbregt Bouquet, 1698
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    Jean-Baptiste du Halde, Description … de l’empire de la Chine, The Hague, Henri Scheurleer, 1736
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