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Johann Schall von Bell, Jesuit astronomer

Johann Schall von Bell, Jesuit astronomer

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A portrait of Johann Adam Von Schall (1591 - 1669). German missionary in China and astronomer. Image taken from Historica Relatio de ortu et progressu Fidei Orthodoxae in egno Chinensi per Missionarios Societatis Jesu ab anno 1581 usque ad annum 1669 collecta ex literis Patrum Societatis Jesu praecipue J. A. Schall Editio altera et aucta geographica Regni Chinensis descriptione: compendiosa narratio de statu Missionis Chinensis by P. Intorcetta etc. Originally published in A. Hanckwitz: Ratisbon 1672.

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