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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 II. Chap. I. By whom, and by what means the Holy Gospel of Christ was at divers times introduc'd into the uttermost regions of the East, into India, Tartaria, China, and other countries of Asia.,   pp. 341-348

[Kircher appendix] Chap. II. Of Cathay, and its proper and genuine situation.,   pp. 348-351

Page 348

Catray the 
fame with 
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'anciently very Splendid and Regal ; for Cambalu, fignifieth The QO 
"Lord: The Great Cbam remov'd this City to the other fide of the Rive
" he learn'd from an AfIrologer, that in time it would become rebelliou
"his Empire. This City being built four.fquare, comprehendeth in4 
"twenty four Miles, the fide of every Square or Quadrate containi 
"Miles : It hath Walls whited over, which are twenty Paces high, 
"breadth, but in thicknefs become narrower as they afcend: Every Q 
" ture of thefe Walls hath three principal Gates, there being twelve
" which have eacha magnificent Palace built near unto them: In the c
"alfo of the Wall there are noble Towers, where the Arms and Ammu 
of the City are flor'd and kept. There are Streets and Paffages fI 
"through the City, fo that there is a free Profped from one Gate unt
"ther, moft beautiful Houfes being Ereeed on either fide.  A little
he faith, 'That without the City of Cambala there are twelve great Su 
"adjoyning unto each of the twelve Gates, in which Merchants and 
" gers are continually found. All which are fo agreeable unto the Pr
City of Pequin, that there is hardly any difference, as Martinius relate
Page Z9. of his Jtlas; alfo the Namesof the City Tadinfu, Cacanfu,  -2 
Cingianfu, Sianfu, which alfo is now call'd Siganfu, fituate not far from
IRsCHF7( 'S 
adve fartber to be equir'd after 
concerning the Tranfplant 
fobn, and in China. 
of thefe Evangelical Perfon 
iopia,- and having converted 
P', afterwards fent out fome 
afon of the frequent Com 
ritime Voyage between the 
than any others for their Op 
ccount in few words. 
%nd genuine Situation. 
we have produc'd divcrs Pa 
, Grecians Jeis, .Arabians, and 
bay; yet here notwithftandin 
datter, we fhall declare by 
r that end, what at lengt 
arch of the Fathers of our Se 
alfo it is moft apparentlyI 
That the moft vaft City of Can 
it, Cambalek, was the Re4gal 
fay, That it was no other th 
call Pequin, or  Pekin; and ti 
ar order, and the incredibli 
monfIrate the fame. Now2 
z- r~imnri  ' ar thsY.arat D e 

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