Full text: Trigault, Nicolas: Regni Chinensis descriptio

NIC. TRIG AVT. tes è lateritio plerumq; opere con-
ſurgant, qui habitationem ſolum
diſcriminant, nam tectum colum-
nis ligneis ut plurimum ſuſtinetur. Hinc, & ex navigiorum multitudi-
ne facile colligi poteſt, arborum
quanta ſit ubiq; copia, nemorum-
que felicitas. Plerumque intra eas
lignorum ſpecies, quæ in Europa
viſuntur, Quercus eſt infrequens,
ſed ejus vicem ſupplet æterna quæ-
dam & duriſſima ligni ſpecies, quã
ideo ferrum Luſitani vocant, nam
& ipſo colore accedit, & quernam
de quercu facile coronam refert. Cedrum quoque videbis, funeſtam
Sinis arborem. Ea maxime ad ſar-
cophagos cadaverum utuntur, quæ
ab Sinis tanti habentur, ut ſæpe in
funebrem loculum, ſupra mille au-
reos non male collocatos putent. Arundinum quoque genus eſt (Lu-
ſitani Bambu vocant) cujus duri-
ties ferrea prope eſt, eaque rotun-
da vix ambabus manibus cingitur,

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