Call No. [Page No.]: DS708 .N683 [p. 78]
Document Type: Rare book
Category: Asia - China Collection
Full Title: Gezantschap der Neerlandtsche Oost-Indische Compagnie, aan den grooten Tartarischen Cham, den tegenwoordigen keizer van China. English 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. In 1655 the Dutch East India Company sent an embassy to the Manchu emperor of China to secure trade concessions. Though the embassy's mission failed, the publication in 1665 of Nieuhof's diary and his drawings that were reworked into magnificent engravings by the finest artisans of Amsterdam was a phenomenal success. Within four years the book was translated into French, German, Latin, and English.
Treasure record edited on 2010-07-30 15:45:22