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[Andreas Wolfgang Koffler]. Suma del Estado del Imperio de la China.... Madrid, 1651.

The first eye-witness account published in Europe of the fall of the Ming dynasty in 1644 and the rise and fall of the six Southern Ming dynasties to 1649. By the Peking Jesuits Koffler, Semedo, Boym and Schall von Bell, preceding Martino Martini's De bello tartarico of 1654.

 

 

 

 

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