KIRCHER (ATHANASIUS) Toonneel van China, door veel, zoo geestelijke als werreltijke, geheugteekenen, verscheide vertoningen van de natuur en kunst, en blijken van veel andere gedenkwaerdige dingen, geopent en verheerlykt

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Lot 101
KIRCHNER (ATHANASIUS)
Toonneel van China, door veel, zoo geestelijke als werreltijke, geheugteekenen, verscheide vertoningen van de natuur en kunst, en blijken van veel andere gedenkwaerdige dingen, geopent en verheerlykt

Sold for £ 30,000 (US$ 41,021) inc. premium
KIRCHNER (ATHANASIUS)
Toonneel van China, door veel, zoo geestelijke als werreltijke, geheugteekenen, verscheide vertoningen van de natuur en kunst, en blijken van veel andere gedenkwaerdige dingen, geopent en verheerlykt, first Dutch edition, translated from the original Latin by J.H. Glazemaker, engraved allegorical frontispiece, double-page engraved map of China, folding map of India and the trade routes to China, 14 engraved plates (one folding) and 47 half-page engravings in the text, ALL COLOURED BY A CONTEMPORARY HAND, MANY HEIGHTENED WITH GOLD, folding table and 7 plates of Chinese calligraphy, small hole and stain in B1 affecting a few letters, folding map and plates repaired at folds, plate of Matthew Ricci and one other with repaired tear, a few other tears and repairs (5 causing some loss to engravings in text), some offsetting, early twentieth century straight-grained red half morocco, preserving earlier boards, gilt panelled spine [cf. Cordier Sinica, 26, second Dutch edition], folio (377 x 240mm.), Amsterdam, J. Jansonnius, 1667

Footnotes

  • The very scarce first Dutch edition of Kirchner's China Monumentis, not recorded by Cordier who lists only the Dutch edition of the following year, often leading to its being misdescribed as the first. The fine plates and two maps, here with contemporary hand-colouring and heightened with gold, are from the Latin edition of the same year, and are complete as called for in the instructions to the binder (but without a portrait found in some copies of the other editions).
KIRCHER (ATHANASIUS) Toonneel van China, door veel, zoo geestelijke als werreltijke, geheugteekenen, verscheide vertoningen van de natuur en kunst, en blijken van veel andere gedenkwaerdige dingen, geopent en verheerlykt
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