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Frontispiece depicting Adam Schall and Matteo Ricci holding a map of China

Frontispiece depicting Adam Schall and Matteo Ricci holding a map of China

 
 
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Frontispiece for Athanasius Kircher's 1667 China Illustrated, published at Amsterdam by Elisée or Elizaeus Weyerstraet and Jan Janszoon van Waesberghe, depicting Adam Schall, an angel, and Matteo Ricci displaying a map of China below SS Francis Xavier and Ignatius Loyola venerating an IHS representing Jesus Christ surrounded by angels. Note the mandarin square on Schall's robe.
Latina: Athanasii Kircheri China Monumentis: qua Sacris quà Profanis, nec non Variis Naturae & Artis Spectaculis, Aliarumque Rerum Memorabilium Argumentis Illustrata... Amstelodami apud Joannem Janssonium à Waesberge & Elizeum Weyerstraet, 1667.

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