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An historical and geographical description of Formosa....
AuthorPsalmanazar, George, 1679-1763
Pub. LocationLondonPublisherD. Brown
Date1704Phys. Desc.dig.pdf. [4 p. l., xiv, 331, [5] p. 16 pl. ; 20 cm.]
LocationDigital ArchivesCall NumberDS895.F7 P8 1704d
An historical and geographical description of Formosa : giving an account of the religion, customs, manners, &c., of the inhabitants. Together with a relation of what happen'd to the author in his travels; particularly his conferences with the Jesuits, and others, in several parts of Europe. Also the history and reasons of his conversion to Christianity, with his objections against it (in defence of paganism) and their answers ... / by George Psalamanaazaar, a native of the said island ...
Pages 328-331 incorrectly numbered 128-131.

A fabrication. The author's real name is unknown. "Psalmanazar ... wrote in Latin, and the main portion of his manuscript was translated by Mr. Oswald ... What was not due to his own imagination he borrowed from Varenius's 'Descriptio regni Japoniæ et Siam' (Amsterdam, 1649) or Candidius's 'Voyages'."--Dict. nat. biog.
Local access dig.pdf. [Psalmanazar.pdf]
Online at Internet Archive.

Subject(s)Taiwan 臺灣--Description and travel
Impostors and imposture--Taiwan
Voyages, Imaginary--Early works to 1800
Imaginary languages--Early works to 1800
Rec. TypeDigital Book (PDF)LanguageEnglish
CollectionRicci Institute LibraryRec. #18219