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Semedo, Alvaro, e S. M. Faria, and Martino Martini.
The History of That Great and Renowned Monarchy of China. Wherein All the Particular Provinces Are Accurately Described: As Also the Dispositions, Manners, Learning, Lawes, Militia, Government, and Religion of the People. Together with the Traffick and Commodities of That Countrey.
London: Printed by E. Tyler for Iohn Crook, 1655.
Nieuhof, Johannes, Pieter . Goyer, and Jacob . Keizer.
An Embassy from the East-India Company of the United Provinces, to the Grand Tartar Cham, Emperour of China: Delivered by Their Excellcies. Peter De Goyer and Jacob De Keyzer at His Imperial City of Peking ; Wherein the Towns, Villages, Ports, Rivers, &c. in Their Passages from Canton to Peking Are Ingeniously Described.
London: Printed by John Macock for the author, 1669.
Montanus, Arnoldus, and John Ogilby.
Atlas Japannensis: Being Remarkable Addresses by Way of Embassy from the East-India Company of the United Provinces, to the Emperor of Japan : Containing a Description of their Several Territories, Cities, Temples, and Fortresses; Their Religions, Laws, and Customs; Their Prodigious Wealth, and Gorgeous Habits; the Nature of Their Soil, Plants, Beasts, Hills, Rivers, and Fountains : With the Character of the Ancient and Modern Japanners. Collected out of Their Several Writings and Journals.
London: Printed by T. Johnson for the author. 1670.
Le Comte, Louis. Memoirs and Observations Topographical, Physical, Mathematical, Mechanical, Natural, Civil, and Ecclesiastical. Made in a Late Journey through the Empire of China, and Published in Several Letters. Particularly upon the Chinese Pottery and Varnishing; the Silk and Other Manufactures; the Pearl Fishing; the History of Plants and Animals. Description of Their Cities and Publick Works; Number of People, Their Language, Manners and Commerce; Their Habits, Oeconomy, and Government. The Philosophy of Confucius. The State of Christianity, with Many Other Curious and Useful Remarks. London: B. Tooke, 1697.
Staunton, George L, George Macartney, Erasmus Gower, William Alexander, William Bulmer, and George Nicol.
An Authentic Account of an Embassy from the King of Great Britain to the Emperor of China: : Including Cursory Observations Made, and Information Obtained, in Travelling Through That Ancient Empire, and a Small Part of Chinese Tartary ... ; in Two Volumes, with Engravings; Beside a Folio Volume of Plates.
London: Bulmer, 1797.
Narrative of a Voyage in His Majesty's Late Ship "Alceste" to the Yellow Sea Along the Coast of Corea and Through Its Numerous Hitherto Undiscovered Islands to the Island of Lewchew, with an Account of Her Shipwreck Int the Straits of Gaspar.
London: J. Murray, 1818.
Perry, Matthew C, and Francis L. Hawks.
Narrative of the Expedition of an American Squadron to the China Seas and Japan: Performed in the Years 1852, 1853, and 1854, Under the Command of Commodore M.c. Perry, by Order of the Government of the United States.
Washington, D.C: A.O.P. Nicholson, 1856.
Narrative of the Earl of Elgin's Mission to China and Japan in the Years 1857, '58, '59: With Illustrations from Original Drawings & Photographs. in 2 Volumes.
Edinburgh and London: William Blackwood and Sons, 1860.
Polo, Marco, and Henry Yule.
The Book of Ser Marco Polo, the Venetian: Concerning the Kingdoms and Marvels of the East ; in Two Volumes.
London: Murray, 1874.