Nieuhof, Johannes, 1618-1672 / An embassy from the East-India Company of the United Provinces, to the Grand Tartar Cham, emperor of China: delivered by their excellencies Peter de Goyer and Jacob de Keyzer, at his imperial city of Peking wherein the cities, towns, villages, ports, rivers, &c. in their passages from Canton to Peking are ingeniously described by John Nieuhoff; also an epistle of Father John Adams, their antagonist, concerning the whole negotiation; with an appendix of several remarks taken out of Father Athanasius Kircher; Englished and set forth with their several sculptures by John Ogilby
[Kircher appendix] Part. V. The preface., p. 421
I2'O . nVLL pecl .R.emarks TAKE~N OUT OP A TA NASIUS KIRCHERS .Antuities of China 1P K TT . .THE PREEFACE. ,though the Chinefes have not that Anovledge of the Speculative Sciences as, the Europeans, yet they are ,very capable of them, and have profited fo far in the Mathematicks, that although for merly tho hardly anderflood any part but Aftro- nomy andArithmetick .yet diligently udyin the Boots Compos'd by the Europeans, they have , * ___1 _t " ' .1 attempted to publi/b omevbat concerning U ccult iFhlolophy, abun. dantly laboring in the Ethicks and Politicks, together with the Oeco- nomicks, judging him fteJ1 forthe great Dignities and Employments of the Empire, that is befi Read therein. And in theft Arts their !o. )ernors are great ro~c~ients, asU ill appear, ifyou conider with vhat admirable Order their Laws are form'd,f the Prefervation, 9lory, and Aiches of fo large an Empire. : P 'I pppp, C HAP.
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