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MS Japanese 58

Date:
Mid to late 18th century
  • Archives and manuscripts

About this work

Description

A herbal manuscript titled Kruid Boek getrokken uyt Dodoneaus, containing copied extracts from a 1644 edition of Cruydt-Boeck by Rembert Dodoens. It includes hand-coloured illustrations of plants with names given in Kanji, as well as Latin and Dutch with Katakana transliteration, and additional notes in Dutch.

Publication/Creation

Japan, Mid to late 18th century

Physical description

Material: paper; 1冊 1巻 | 1 satsu (volume) with 1 maki (section) on 和紙 | washi paper; binding dimensions: height 245mm, width 168mm

Acquisition note

Purchased by the Wellcome Library at Hodgson Auction Room, November 1908.

Hand note

Kogyu Yoshio
Scribe identified by Walravens

Ownership note

An inscription at the front of the manuscript reads ‘Present van J.Gonnosky’, a note which has been attributed to Yoshio Gennosuke (1785-1831), one of the Nagasaki interpreters by Walravens.

Languages

  • Japanese

Subjects

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