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Jesuit missions in Japan : original letters and reports, 1663-1688
      Printed Books and Manuscripts on Japan
AuthorSonkeikaku Bunko 尊經閣文庫 (Tōkyō)
Maggs Bros.
Pub. LocationTōkyō 東京PublisherYushodo 雄松堂
Date1975Phys. Desc.2 v. : facsims. ; 37+ 27 cm.
LocationFolio Cabinet 1Call NumberBV3443.M34 1975
Jesuit missions in Japan : original letters and reports, 1663-1688 : : in the collection of the Sonkei kaku Library [Sonkeikaku Bunko 尊經閣文庫], the Maeda Ikutoku kai Foundation [Maeda Ikutokukai 前田育德會], Tokyo, Japan / edited by The Library.
Facsimiles of original letters in Latin, Portuguese, or Spanish; separate volume of translations in English and Japanese.
v. 1. Plates (facsimile reproductions)--v. 2. Translations (in English and Japanese). The English section is a reproduction of Maggs Bros. 1926 catalog Printed Books and Manuscripts on Japan, p. 77-113, translation by Prof. Hans Breitenstein, S.J., Sophia University. (arranged chronologically). Entries include Maggs Bros. catalog numbers.

These items are from the collection of Maeda Tsunanori 前田綱紀 (1643-1724) and other daimyo of the Kaga Clan 加賀藩, now in the Sonkeikaku Bunko. The collection includes Jesuit letters, most by Fr. Anthony (Antoine) Thomas, S.J. (1644-1709) addressed to the Duchess of Aveiro in Portugal, patroness of the Jesuit mission to Japan after the Shogunate closed the country to foreigners in 1639.

Includes: Carta, o Relacio Sumaria de lo Sucedido en la gran China, y Japon hasta Henero de 1666, to Fr. Prov. Juan de los Angeles [1663-1666]. Philippines--Ignacio de Marquina--Thomas, Rationes praecipuae pro Expeditione Japonica [1679] ; Fundatio Missionis Marianae propenenda R. P. Generali [1679-1680]--Carlo Juan Turcotti (to) Francisco Garcia, Libellus Rationum (to) Francisco de Tavora, Viceroy of India [1683], Anthony Thomas (to) Ignatius Sarmento (Goa, 1683), Thomas (to) Sebastiano d'Almeida, (to) Ferdinando de Queiros, Conde de Alvoz (Viceroy of India) in the autograph of Fr. A. Thomas (to) the Emperor of Japan (1683), Juan Antonio Arnedo, Francois Noel "On the expectation of opening Japan..."

Jesuits--Missions--Japan--History--17th century--Sources
Jesuits--Missions--East Asia--History--17th century--Sources
Rec. TypeBookLanguageLatin, Portuguese, Spanish
CollectionRicci Institute LibraryRec. #2885