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Paper, 'Of geography among the Chinese, and of paper money current in China' by Antoine Gaubil

Reference number: L&P/2/33

Date: 09 November 1748

Description

Contains a copy of a 14th century Chinese bank note.

Subject: Geography

Published in Philosophical Transactions, as 'A letter from Father Anthony Gaubil Jesuit, to Dr. Mortimer, Secr. R. S. containing some account of the knowlege of geography among the Chinese, and of paper-money current there. Translated from the French by T. S. M. D. and F. R. S'

Read 1 February 1749

Reference number
L&P/2/33
Earliest possible date
09 November 1748
Physical description
Ink on paper and copy of bank note
Page extent
6 pages
Format
Manuscript

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Paper, 'Of geography among the Chinese, and of paper money current in China' by Antoine Gaubil, 09 November 1748, L&P/2/33, The Royal Society Archives, London, https://makingscience.royalsociety.org/items/l-and-p_2_33/paper-of-geography-among-the-chinese-and-of-paper-money-current-in-china-by-antoine-gaubil, accessed on 18 June 2024

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