[Barbaro/Contarini]

The Venetian diplomat and merchant Giosafat Barbaro (1413–1494)  traveled to the Genoese colony Tana on the Sea of Azov and witnessed the disintegration of the Golden Horde. His account contains some information on China which he obtained from other travelers and people he met in Tana.

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San Román de Rivadeneyra: Historia general de la Yndia Orienta

Antonio de San Román de Rivadeneyra: Historia general de la Yndia Oriental: Los descubrimientos y conquistas que han hecho las Armas de Portugal en el Brasil y en otras partes de Africa y de la Asia y de la dilatacion del Santo Euangelio… Desde sus principios hasta el año de 1557 (Valladolid: Diegó Pérez 1603)

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Bry: [Sammlung der Reisen]

Johann Theodor de Bry/Johann Israel de Bry: [Sammlung der Reisen nach dem Kongo und nach dem morgenländischen Indien] ([Frankfurt am Main]: Johan Saur 1597 – 1628)

vol. 1 [Duarte Lopez]:  Regnvm Congo hoc est Warhaffte vnd Eigentliche Beschreibung deß Königreichs Congo in Africa, vnd deren angrentzenden Länder, darinnen der Inwohner Glaub, Leben, Sitten vnd Kleydung … → Continue reading

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Illescas: Historia Pontifical y Católica

Gonzalo de Illescas/Luis de Bavia/Fr. Marco de Guadalajara y Xavier/Juan Baños de Velasco y Acevedo: Historia Pontifical y Católica (Madrid: M. Sanchez (vols. 1-5)/F. Sanz (vol. 6) 1652-1678)

Digitized: vol. 1 > Google Books (Original: Klosterbibliothek Montserrat, digitized 16 February 2011) vol. 2 > Google Books (Original: Klosterbibliothek Montserrat, … → Continue reading

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Andrade: Vida de Dom João de Castro quarto Viso-Rey da India

[Jacinto Freire de Andrade:]  Vida de Dom João de Castro quarto Viso-Rey da India / escrita por Jacinto Freyre de Andrada ; impressa por ordem de seu neto o Bispo Dom Francisco de Castro… (Em Lisboa: na Officina Craesbeeckiana 1651)

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Léon Pinelo: Epitome de la bibliotheca oriental, y occidental, nautica, y geografica

Antonio de León Pinelo: Epitome de la Biblioteca oriental i occidental, nautica i geografica … (Madrid: Iuan Gonzalez 1629)

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Boutet: Traité de mignature …

Claude Boutet: École de la mignature : dans laquelle on peut aisément apprendre à peindre sans maître … Nouvelle édition. (Lyon: Du Chesne 1679)

Digitized: > ULB Düsseldorf (URN: urn:nbn:de:hbz:061:1-117591) > Google Books (Original from  Bibliotheque cant. et univ. Lausanne, digitized 14 August 2008)

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Ventura: Thesoro Politico …

Comino Ventura (ed.) Tesoro Politico … ([2 volumes ]Milano : appresso Girolamo Bordone et compagni 1600)

Entry in Wiener Chinabibliographie

Comino Ventura (ed.): Thesoro Politico In Cui Si Contengono Relationi, Instruttioni, … perfetta intelligenza della Ragion Di Stato, … degli Interessi … de’ più gran Prencipi & Signori del Mondo (Francfort: Bel-Tempo 1610-1614)

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Iaerliicksche brieven van Iaponien der jaren 1625. 1626. 1627 …

Iaerliicksche brieven van Iaponien der jaren 1625. 1626. 1627. Aen den seer Eervveerdighen Vader in Christo P. Mvtivs Vitellescvs generael der Societeyt Iesv. (T’Antwerpen : by Ian Cnobbaert …, 1632.)

Digitized: > UB Ghent | Google Books (Original from Ghent University, digitized 16 February 2009) > UB Ghent … → Continue reading

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漢西字典 [Manuscript, ca. 1684]

漢西字典 [Han Xi zi dian] ([s.l.]: [s.n.] [um 1684])

Digitized: > Bayerische Staatsbibliothek (URN: urn:nbn:de:bvb:12-bsb00081215-1, shelf-mark: Cod.sin. 3) No copy listed in Wiener Chinabibliographie

Manuscript of a Chinese-Spanish dictionary, including short remarks on the Chinese calendar and a short “Cronologia de China”

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