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He described the Ginkgo in his work “Amoenitatum Exoticarum” (Lemgo, ). It is assumed that Kaempfer saw a Ginkgo tree for the first time in his life in Nagasaki in February Later Kaempfer brought Ginkgo-seeds to Holland. KAEMPFER, ENGELBERT, German physician and traveler to Russia, the Orient, and the Far East (b. Lemgo, Westphalia, 16 September ;. English: Engelbert Kaempfer (September 16, – November 2, ), a German naturalist and physician is known for his tour of Russia.

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For upwards of a hundred years, when Japan was closed to foreigners, it was the chief source of information for the general reader. This page was last edited on 18 Novemberat As a medical doctor he could help in many instances where the local medicine would not be sufficient and as a natural scientist gifted with an excellent observational capacity he did record everything with minute details. TAGS amoenitates engelbert kaempfer kaempfer oriental cultures.

Kafmpfer not kaempfeer be reproduced without written authorization. I, Heutiges Japan aed. Topic select a topic His descriptions, along with those of Jean Chardin and Cornelis de Bruijnlay the groundwork for further research.

Most important, as Kaempfer describes it in his History of Japanhe won the friendship and assistance of. He then took a ship to Batavia today’s Jakarta, Indonesiafngelbert in September Part 1 Kaempfer Part 1 2. Kaempfer returned to Holland by way of Java, entered the University of Leiden and received his doctorate in medicine. Terwiel; II, Briefe bed. In SeptemberKaempfer reached Batavia. Amoenitatum Exoticarumpublished inis important for its medical observations and the first extensive kkaempfer of Japanese plants Flora Japonica.


Among them was a History of Japantranslated from the manuscript into English by Sloane’s librarian John Gaspar Scheuchzer — The embassy waited for over a year to be recognized at the Persian court. In when the History of Japan was published it became an immediate success and with 12 editions must be considered an absolute bestseller.

Engelbert Kaempfer: The History of Japan () – Eisenbibliothek

He then joined the Dutch East Indian Company and went via India to Batavia in Indonesia where he studied all available sources on Japan, which was then basically closed to the outside world. Engelbert Kaempfer Lemgo16 september – Lieme2 november was een Duitse geleerde en reiziger.

If you enter several tags, separate with commas. In Japan adopted a foreign relations policy of seclusion Sakoku that was in force until In Kaempfer reached Isfahanthen ebgelbert Persian capital.

The first biographical study was written by the Swiss Johann Caspar Scheuchzer, who translated his magnum opus into English Kaempfer, Choosing not to return home to Germany, at that time plagued by wars and witch hunts, he spent 3 more years alone traveling in Persia and studying the country and its egelbert.

The purpose of the Swedish legation was to gain direct access to the much-coveted Oriental goods and raw materials, thereby avoiding engeobert added costs of the Dutch carrying trade and of the long sea routes off South Africa. The original first edition with its many details and pictures is well worth looking at, however reading the whole book may be cumbersome as the volume cannot be taken out of the library. Besides Japanese history, this book contains a description of the political, social and physical state of the country in the 17th kaemofer.

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Kaempfer, whose only wish was to study the country and its people, despaired at his confinement. The Dutch East India Company established a trading post on a man-made island ,aempfer considered Japanese soil in the bay of Nagasaki.

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From Shemakha in Shirvanhe made an expedition to the Baku peninsulabeing perhaps the first modern scientist to visit akempfer ‘fields of eternal fire’ around Baku. Kaempfer was sent through Russia to Persia. Kaempfer’s original manuscripts are held by the British Library. No exhibits of his collection have remained in Lemgo.

Engelbert Kaempfer: The History of Japan (1727)

Privacy Policy Add Comment. Today, Kaempfer’s collection and manuscripts can be found in the British Museum in London. Icones selectae plantarum, quas engelberf Japonia collegit et delineavit Engelbertus KaempferLondon ; repr.

Find it in our catalog! A life of the author is prefixed to the History. Lemgo – Geburtsort Engelbert Kaempfer After twelve years abroad, Kaempfer returned to Europe inlanding at Amsterdam.

In he “settled” on an estate near his hometown intending to write about his travels. His father was a pastor and his mother helped support the congregation.