Item Details

Call Number: MS Hunter 299 (U.6.17)
Date of Creation: 1716
Place of Creation: Berlin
Level of Description: Item
Part of MS Hunter 1-658
Content: Collectio Sinocorum MSSrum Opusculorum.
Martin Martinius' Chinese Grammar, etc.
[Formerly Q.6.3; Q.6.91].
Cordier's description (Bibliotheca Sinica, III, 1906-7, p. 1650-2) is as follows:
'[Greek characters] - Grammaticam Sinicam a M. Martinis consignatam Maturinus Veyssiere la Croze immortalis Vir insigni in me merito describendum concessit mihi Gottlibio Sigefrido Bayero Sept. 1716. / Mentzelius exemplari quod nunc est in Regia Bibliotheca, ac quo ad consignandam clavem suam olim usus est, adscripsit. Hoc MSS. Grammaticae Sinicae Sigillis Sinensium anthorisatum et corrobatum transmissum mihi. Christiano Mentselio fint Batavia ex Insula Java maiore dono a Cl. Dn. Andrea Cleyero 1689. / Grammatica linguae sinicae a Rever. Patre Martino Martinio composita, et a Rev. Patre Completio augmentata.
Un autre ouvrage donné à Bayer pour en faire la copie se trouve p. 105. - 216 pages en font, dont les pages 204-216 blanches. - Il y a en tout 13 MSS. dont les originaux sont pour le plupart à Berlin'.
Physical Description: Bound volume.
Paper, 8¼ x 6¼, ff. 112, written by T.S. Bayer, mainly in double cols. of about 12 lines, each 7 3/4 x 3.
Binding: As in MS Hunter 221 (U.2.12)
Access: Normal conditions
Language: Chinese
Material Type: Document
Bibliography: Martino Martini, 'La grammatica Sinica', Opere minori, ed. Giuliano Bertuccioli (Opera omnia, vol. 2, Trento, 1998), pp 349-481 and plates 6-7 - edition and translation of MS Hunter 299 with introduction and notes. See also: Henri Cordier, Bibliotheca Sinica, 3 (2e éd, Paris, 1906-7), cols 1650-1652; Noël Golvers, Ferdinand Verbiest, S.J. (1623-1688) and the Chinese heaven (Leuven, 2003), pp 276, 474-475 and plate 23; E. Kraft: 'Christian Mentzel, Philippe Couplet, Andreas Cleyer und die chinesische Medizin' in Wolf Haenisch, Fernöstliche Kultur (Marburg 1975), pp. 158-196 - letter from Philippe Couplet to Christian Mentjel (pp. 175-180) and from Couplet to Andreas Cleyer (pp. 193-195); E. Kraft: 'Christian Mentzels chinesische Geschenke für Kaiser Leopold I.' in Festschrift für Margarete Kühn (1975), pp. 191-202 - letter from Philippe Couplet to Christian Mentzel (p. 185); Eva S. Kraft, 'Frühe chinesische Studien in Berlin', Medizin historisches Journal, Bd. II (1976), pp. 92-128, footnotes 60, 63, 69; John Young & P.H. Aitken, A catalogue of the manuscripts in the Library of the Hunterian Museum in the University of Glasgow (Glasgow, 1908), p. 497.
Accession Number: 2482
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Repository Code: GB 0247

Names associated with this item:

author: Martin Martinius
copyist: Theophilus Gottlieb Siegfried Bayer 1694-1738
Sinologist.
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