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Reference numberCLP/16/55
LevelItem
TitleTable, chronological table of the history of China by the Viceroy of Canton in 1724
Date[1724-1735]
DescriptionPossibly the original table printed at Canton and presented to the Royal Society by Thomas Dereham.

Subject: Antiquities / History

An explanation of the table was published in Philosophical Transactions as 'An explanation of the new chronological table of the Chinese history, translated into Latin from the original Chinese, by Father Johannes Franciscus Foucquet, Soc. Jes. Bishop of Eleutheropolis, and published at Rome in the Year 1730. Collected from two accounts thereof, written in French, one sent from Rome by Sir Tho. Dereham, Bart. to the Royal Society, the other sent from Father Foucquet to Father Eustache Guillemeau, a Barnabite at Paris, and by him transmitted to Sir Hans Sloane, Bart. Pr. R. S'
LanguageChinese
Extent1p
FormatPrinted
Physical descriptionInk on paper
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Access statusOpen
Related materialDOI: 10.1098/rstl.1729.0056
CopiesColour tiffs of three pages including large table at back of volume
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