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The Resource An embassy from the East-India Company of the United Provinces to the Grand Tartar Cham, emperor of China deliver'd 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 describ'd by Mr John Nieuhoff, steward to the ambassadors : 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, English'd, and set forth with their several sculptures by John Ogilby, Esq., His Majesties cosmographer, geographick printer, and Master of the Revels in the Kingdom of Ireland

An embassy from the East-India Company of the United Provinces to the Grand Tartar Cham, emperor of China deliver'd 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 describ'd by Mr John Nieuhoff, steward to the ambassadors : 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, English'd, and set forth with their several sculptures by John Ogilby, Esq., His Majesties cosmographer, geographick printer, and Master of the Revels in the Kingdom of Ireland

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An embassy from the East-India Company of the United Provinces to the Grand Tartar Cham, emperor of China deliver'd 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 describ'd by Mr John Nieuhoff, steward to the ambassadors : 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
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An embassy from the East-India Company of the United Provinces to the Grand Tartar Cham, emperor of China deliver'd by their excellencies, Peter de Goyer and Jacob de Keyzer, at his imperial city of Peking
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wherein the cities, towns, villages, ports, rivers, &c. in their passages from Canton to Peking, are ingeniously describ'd by Mr John Nieuhoff, steward to the ambassadors : 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
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English'd, and set forth with their several sculptures by John Ogilby, Esq., His Majesties cosmographer, geographick printer, and Master of the Revels in the Kingdom of Ireland
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Language
eng
Summary
Account of the delegation of the Dutch East India Company led by Pieter de Goyer and Jacob de Keizer to the emperor of China, based on the notes and illustrations of Johannes Nieuhof who served as steward to the group.
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Cataloging source
DLC
Citation location within source
  • 2028
  • N-1153
Citation source
  • Catalogue of the Goldsmiths’ Library of Economic Literature
  • Wing, D.G. Short-title catalogue of books printed in England, Scotland, Ireland, Wales, and British America, and of English books printed in other countries, 1641-1700
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plans
  • plates
Index
no index present
LC call number
DS708
LC item number
.N683
Literary form
non fiction
Summary expansion
The delegation sought to persuade the Emperor to open up Chinese ports to the Dutch East India Company. The first part of the book contains a detailed account of the journey from Canton to Peking and back, and all of the events experienced by the delegation. The second part contains a comprehensive description of China, one of the earliest glimpses Westerners had of the Chinese, and according to Wikipedia, a major influence in the popularity of "chinoiserie" in the 18th century. Included are descriptions and illustrations of the cities, landscape, flora, fauna, buildings, people, and customs of the country
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An embassy from the East-India Company of the United Provinces to the Grand Tartar Cham, emperor of China deliver'd 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 describ'd by Mr John Nieuhoff, steward to the ambassadors : 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, English'd, and set forth with their several sculptures by John Ogilby, Esq., His Majesties cosmographer, geographick printer, and Master of the Revels in the Kingdom of Ireland
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Note
  • The account was originally compiled and edited from the notes of Johannes Nieuhof by his brother Hendrik Nieuhof
  • Engravings: added engraved title page by Wenceslas Hollar; 2 folded plates, one containing a map of the route followed by the ambassadors Peter de Gojern and Jacob Keisern on their visit to the Emperor of China, the other a plat map of the city of Canton; [15] single leaf plates and numerous engravings throughout text
  • Letterpress title page printed in red and black; text printed in roman type with some italic
  • English translation of: Gezantschap der Neerlandtsche Oost-Indische Compagnie aan den grooten Tartarischen Cham, den tegenwoordigen keizer van China
Dimensions
42 cm (folio)
Edition
The second edition.
Extent
[2], 431, [1] pages, [15] leaves of plates, [2] double leaves of plates
Lccn
47036881
Note
Spec. Coll. copy: imperfect, engraved title page by Wencelas Hollar wanting. Bound in modern brown and gray marbled paper over sprinkled tan calf; gold-stamped red leather spine label with title "Nieuhof. An embassy from the East-India Company. 1673." Ownership inscription on letterpress title page of "R. Burbidge junr." in an 18th-century hand. Gift of U.C. Berkeley, July 6, 1943.
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illustrations (engravings), map, plans
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  • (OCoLC)02453261
  • ucoclc2453261
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An embassy from the East-India Company of the United Provinces to the Grand Tartar Cham, emperor of China deliver'd 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 describ'd by Mr John Nieuhoff, steward to the ambassadors : 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, English'd, and set forth with their several sculptures by John Ogilby, Esq., His Majesties cosmographer, geographick printer, and Master of the Revels in the Kingdom of Ireland
Publication
Note
  • The account was originally compiled and edited from the notes of Johannes Nieuhof by his brother Hendrik Nieuhof
  • Engravings: added engraved title page by Wenceslas Hollar; 2 folded plates, one containing a map of the route followed by the ambassadors Peter de Gojern and Jacob Keisern on their visit to the Emperor of China, the other a plat map of the city of Canton; [15] single leaf plates and numerous engravings throughout text
  • Letterpress title page printed in red and black; text printed in roman type with some italic
  • English translation of: Gezantschap der Neerlandtsche Oost-Indische Compagnie aan den grooten Tartarischen Cham, den tegenwoordigen keizer van China
Dimensions
42 cm (folio)
Edition
The second edition.
Extent
[2], 431, [1] pages, [15] leaves of plates, [2] double leaves of plates
Lccn
47036881
Note
Spec. Coll. copy: imperfect, engraved title page by Wencelas Hollar wanting. Bound in modern brown and gray marbled paper over sprinkled tan calf; gold-stamped red leather spine label with title "Nieuhof. An embassy from the East-India Company. 1673." Ownership inscription on letterpress title page of "R. Burbidge junr." in an 18th-century hand. Gift of U.C. Berkeley, July 6, 1943.
Other physical details
illustrations (engravings), map, plans
System control number
  • (OCoLC)02453261
  • ucoclc2453261

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