China illustrata. Translated by Dr. Charles D. Van Tuyl from the original 1677 Latin edition. [China monumentis, qua sacris qua profanis… illustrata.] SALE PRICE through December 31, 2018. Athanasius Kircher, Charles D. Van Tuyl.

China illustrata. Translated by Dr. Charles D. Van Tuyl from the original 1677 Latin edition. [China monumentis, qua sacris qua profanis… illustrata.] SALE PRICE through December 31, 2018

Muskogee, Oklahoma: Indian University Press [not "Indiana"], Numerous illustrations in black and white, plus 2 folding maps and 1 folding chart of Chinese characters at the back. [6] + iv + 228 pp. White paper covers. 28 x 21.8 cm. ISBN 0-940392-24-0. Forty chapters in six parts: I, Explanation of the Sino-Syrian monument; II, Various journeys undertaken in China; III, The idolatry that came from the West, first to Persia and India, then later spread to Tartary, China, and Japan; IV, China illustrated with miracles of nature and art; V, The architecture and certain mechanical arts of the Chinese; VI, Concerning Chinese literature. Kircher was a true polymath whose interests and writings encompassed comparative theology and a large part of the known world, from Egyptian and Coptic languages to fossils and geology, mechanics and inventions, China and the Eastern countries, India, and medicine and epidemology (he proposed that plague was caused by an infectious microbe and suggested means to preent its spread). A fine copy. SALE PRICE through 12/31/2018. Was $300.00. Please inquire about payment options before ordering. **Free domestic or international shipping with direct order. Item #89901

Price: $240.00