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Document Type:

printed book

Language:

Latin

People and Organizations:

Domino Friderico Adolpho, Engelbert Kaempfer

Period:

1700–1799

Place:

Germany

Amœnitatum exoticarum politico-physico-medicarum fasiculi v : quibus continentur variæ relationes / observationes & descriptiones rerum persicarum et ulterioris Asiæ multâ attentione, in peregrinationibus per universum Orientem, collectæ ab auctore Engelberto Kæmpfero, D.

Amœnitatum exoticarum politico-physico-medicarum fasiculi v : quibus continentur variæ relationes / observationes & descriptiones rerum persicarum et ulterioris Asiæ multâ attentione, in peregrinationibus per universum Orientem, collectæ ab auctore Engelberto Kæmpfero, D.
  • Author(s):
    Engelbert Kaempfer, 1651-1716
    Engelbert Kaempfer, 1651-1716
  • Date:
    1712
  • Place:
    Lemgoviæ
  • Keywords:
    Scientific research, Physician, Middle East, Natural science
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Engelbert Kaempfer (16 September 1651 – 2 November 1716) was a German naturalist and physician and is best known for his tour of Russia, Persia, India, South-East Asia, and Japan between 1683 and 1693. Amoenitatum Exoticarum is important for its medical observations and the first extensive description of Japanese plants (Flora Japonica). He also visited many places in the Gulf, including Muscat where he stopped in 1688 and produced detailed drawings of the port. The first part of the book includes extensive details of life at the Persian court in 1684. Some of this detail came from Kaempfer’s own direct observation, but much also came from Father Raphaël du Mans, the superior of the Capuchins in Isfahan, who had lived there from 1647 and was immensely well-informed about life in Persia at the time.

  • Author(s):
    Engelbert Kaempfer, 1651-1716
    Engelbert Kaempfer, 1651-1716
  • Date:
    1712
  • Place:
    Lemgoviæ
  • Keywords:
    Scientific research, Physician, Middle East, Natural science
  • Edition:
    First edition
  • Language:
    Latin
  • Content type:
    Single-volume work