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Zhifang waiji 職方外紀
AuthorAleni, Giulio 艾儒略, 1582-1649
Pub. LocationShanghai 上海PublisherShanghai guji chubanshe 上海古籍出版社
Date1993Phys. Desc.p. 279-336 : ill., maps ; 19 cm.
LocationHallway CasesCall NumberHF408.C44 1993
Ai Rulue zhuan 艾儒略撰.
Reprint of: Siku quanshu 四庫全書 ; 第594冊
Siku quanshu 四庫全書. Shibu 史部十一. Dililei 地理類, Waiji zhi shu 外紀之屬.
Each page represents 2 leaves of the original.

" ... best known of [his] works is the World Atlas compiled in collaboration with Yang Tingyun, based on the map of Matteo Ricci and some manuscript notes by Diego de Pantoja and Sabatino de Ursis. This compilation seems to have been undertaken at the same time as a terrestrial globe made in 1623 by Nicolò Longobardi and Manuel Dias, now in the British Museum ... the Atlas was engraved in 1623 in Hangzhou under the title Zhifang waiji (5 juan) and later (ca. 1640) 6 juan. First ed. included in the Tianxue chuhan, copied into the eighteenth-century Imperial Library (present ed.)...." Cf. Dictionary of Ming Biography, pp. 4-5
N.B.: This edition is a reduced format copy of the 1984 Taiwan Shangwu yinshuguan 臺灣商務印書館 edition, reproduced from the collection in possession of the Guoli gugong bowuyuan 國立故宮博物院: Yingyin Wenyuan Ge Siku quanshu 景印文淵閣四庫全書 ; 594

Added titles in this volume, most concerning trade and relations with border peoples, ethnic minorities, and notes on Southeast Asia:
Xi Man congxiao 溪蠻叢笑 / Zhu Fu zhuan 朱輔撰. Zhenla fengtu ji 真臘風土記 / Zhou Daguan zhuan 周達觀撰. Daoyi zhilue 島夷志略 / Wang Dayuan zhuan 汪大淵撰. Chaoxian fu 朝鮮賦 / Dong Yue zhuan 董越撰. Haiyu 海語 / Huang Zhong zhuan 黃衷撰. Dong Xiyang kao 東西洋考 / Zhang Xie zhuan 張燮撰. Zhifang waiji 職方外紀 / Xiyang Ai Rulue zhuan 西洋艾儒略撰. Chiya 赤雅 / Kuang Lu zhuan 鄺露撰. Chaoxian zhi 朝鮮志 / 不著撰人. Kunyu tushuo 坤輿圖說 / Xiyang Nan Huairen zhuan 西洋南懷仁撰. Yiyu lu 異域錄 / Jueluo Tulichen zhuan 覺羅圖理琛撰. Haiguo Wenjian lu 海國聞見錄 / Chen Lunjiong zhuan 陳倫炯撰.

Subject(s)Atlases, Chinese
Voyages and travels
Geographical myths
Historical geography
Geography--Early works to 1800
SeriesShanchuan fengqing congshu 山川風情叢書
Siku quanshu 四庫全書 ; 594
Rec. TypeBookLanguageChinese 中文
CollectionRicci Institute LibraryEdition第1版Rec. #36