Full text: Trigault, Nicolas: Regni Chinensis descriptio

DE REG. CHIN AE. runt quam afferant, ideoque nihil
admodum à Sinis laboratur, in ve-
ctigalium fide permaneant necne.

Ad hujus regni amplitudinem, ac
celebritatem accedit, quod undiq; vel natura vel arte cingitur aptis ad
ſe tuendum munitionibus. Ad Au-
ſtrum ſimul & Ortũ mari alluitur,
eoq; totinſulis diſtincto, ut claſſi-
bus ad continentem aditus ſit ubi-
que per diſſicilis. Ad Aquilonem ar-
dua præcipitia, continuo v leucar. ſupra quadringen. eoq; fortiſſimo
muro conjuncta, Tartarorũ prope
continuos inſultus excludunt. Ab
Occaſu, qui Aquiloni vicinior eſt,
conterminus viſitur arenæ ſitientis
ager, qui multorum dierum penu-
ria advenarum exercitus ab Sina-
rum regno aut deterret, aut ſepelit. Occaſus auſtralior ſaltibus & mon-
tibus frequens notatur, & exigua
admodum regna finitima habet,
quæ Sinæ negligunt, indigna ſuo
vel metu vel cupiditate arbitrati.

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