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Title:
An historical and geographical description of Formosa. Giving an account of the religion, customs, manners, &c., of the inhabitants.
Author:
Psalmanazar, George, 1679?-1763.
Edition:
Second edition cor., with many large and useful additions, particularly a new preface clearly answering every thing that has been objected against the author and the book.
Publication Information:
London : Printed for M. Wotton [etc.], 1705.
Physical Description:
28 pages l., 288 pages, 8 unnumbered pages : frontispiece (folded map) 17 plates, folded tables ; 20 cm
General Note:
A fabrication. The author's real name is unknown. "Psalmanazar ... wrote in Latin, and the main portion of his manuscript was translated by Mr. Oswald ... What was not due to his own imagination he borrowed from Varenius's 'Descriptio regni Japoniae et Siam' (Amsterdam, 1649) or Candidius's 'Voyages.'"--Dict. nat. biog.
Language:
English
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Book