Modus Scribendi.

Creator

Date Created

1667

Identifier

University of Otago Library Special Collections (DeBeer) - Lc 1667 K
s7

Publisher

Amstelodami, apud Joannem Janssonium a Waesberge & Elizeum Weyerstraet.

Description

"The Society of Jesus was founded in 1539 by St Ignatius of Loyola. From their base at Goa, India, the Jesuits ventured forth to Japan and China: their goal to spread Christianity and promote the work of the Society. Over the years, their written accounts of Chinese life and customs grew. Athansius Kircher (1601-1680), a Jesuit mathematician, produced the wonderfully illustrated China Monumentis (1671). His work reached a wide audience, and promoted much that was new about China and her people. Kircher was also one of the first Europeans to alert the West to Egyptian hieroglyphics. Here he contrasts them with Chinese characters.

Contributor

Kircher, Athanasius, 1602-1680

Extent

370 mm

Spatial Coverage

Temporal Coverage

Provenance

Bookplate of Richard Caulfield L.L.D., Fellow Soc. Antiq. London, Corresp. Mem. Soc. Antiq. Normandy Cork.

Source

Athanasii Kircheri e Soc. Jesu China monumentis, qva sacris qua profanis, nec non variis naturae & artis spectaculis, aliarumque rerum memorabilium argumentis illustrata, auspiciis Leopoldi Primi roman. imper ... (Amstelodami, apud Joannem Janssonium a Waesberge & Elizeum Weyerstraet, 1667).

Language

lat

Is Part Of

China monumentis.

Files

s7.jpg

Collection

Citation

unknown, “Modus Scribendi.,” ourheritage.ac.nz | OUR Heritage, accessed February 23, 2024, https://ourheritage.ac.nz/items/show/6037.