By Athanasius Kircher, an encyclopedia of China, published in 1667, which combined accurate cartography with mythical elements, such as dragons. The work emphasized the Christian elements of Chinese history, both real and imagined.

You can see a map of China from this volume at Wikipedia.

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Terry Foreman  •  Link

An English translation of China Illustrata appearing as an "Appendix" in: 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
Printed for the Author, 1673

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there is additional info on the ether.


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Chart showing the number of references in each month of the diary’s entries.