|Qiqi tushuo 奇器圖說. [Yuanxi qiqi tushuo luzui 遠西奇器圖說錄最 : [3卷] / [Schreck, Johann Terrenz 鄧玉函 (1576-1630) ; Wang Zheng 王徵 (1571–1644)]|
Yuanxi qiqi tushuo luzui 遠西奇器圖說錄最 : [3卷], 19th century reprint held at BSB.
刻本. - 卷端題 "西海耶穌會士鄧玉函口授 ; 關西景教後學王徵譯繪; 金陵後學武位中較梓, 安康張鵬翂重梓". - 框21 x 14公分, 9行18字, 小字雙行同, 白口, 四周雙邊, 單黑魚尾. - 版心上鐫"奇器圖說", 中鐫卷次.
Call number: 4 L.sin. N 10
Online at BSB East Asia Collection.
This edition online at BSB.
Local access dig.pdf. [Schreck-Yuanxi qiqi tushuo.pdf]
See also Congshu jicheng edition.
For background on this and other texts on Chinese mechanics & machinery, see Max Planck Institute.
For full text of the 1830 reprint (preface dated 1627), see Project ECHO.
For editions, see Ad Dudink & Nicolas Standaert, Chinese Christian Texts Database (CCT-Database)
Note: Jap-Sin II, 53 consists of two books bound together in a paper case. See also Zhuqi tushuo 諸器圖說 Jap-Sin 53.2.
Jesuit Archives JapSin II, 53.1
Qiqi tushuo 奇器圖說
Transmitted orally by Deng Yuhan 鄧玉函 (Johann Terrenz [Schreck]) and transcribed with illustrations by Wang Zheng 王徵 (zi 良甫, hao 葵心, 了一道人, 1571–1644). Three juan (juan 1 is missing in our copy).
The cover bears a label with the title and a Latin inscription: "De fisica Machi | nis, etc. | a p. Joe Terentio | S.J. | tom. 2, alii desunt."
Folio 1 of juan 2 gives the title: 遠西奇器圖說錄最卷第二 and the names of the authors: 西海耶穌會士鄧玉函口授, 關西景教後學王徵譯繪¸ and the collator (Wu Huaigu): 新安後學吳懷古校. On the top margin there is handwriting in red and black ink, romanization and Arabic numbers. There are nine columns to each half folio with eighteen characters to each column. The explanations of the illustrations are in small type. The title of the book is given in the middle of each folio, and the number of the juan and of the folio below the fish tail.
Juan 2 deals with mathematics and physics. Illustrations are given on the upper half of each folio with explanations below. Juan 3 deals with mechanical instruments.
Source: Albert Chan, S.J., Chinese Books and Documents in the Jesuit Archives in Rome, pp. 356-357.