Observations mathématiques, astronomiques, geographiques, chronologiques et physiques : tirées des anciens livres chinois ou faites nouvellement aux Indes et a la Chine
par les Peres de la Compagnie de Jesus ; redigées et publiées par le P. E. Souciet
Chez Rollin libraire,
3 v. in 2 : ill. (some folded), maps (some folded) ; 26 cm
Vols. II and III contain Gaubil's history of Chinese astronomy and his theoretical work on Chinese astronomy.
"The Interpreter-General and Father-Superior of the history of Chinese astronomy is Antoine Gaubil. Born in 1689, he was a Jesuit missionary in China from 1723 until his death in 1759. He had considerable astronomical training under Cassini and Maraldi at the Paris Observatory, and after his departure from France carried out what may truly be called titanic and indefatigable labours in acquiring an almost perfect knowledge of Chinese, collecting all possible texts bearing on astronomy… and making astronomical observations." --Needham, Science and Civilisation in China, III, pp.182-83.
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