An historical and geographical description of Formosa, an island subject to the Emperor of Japan : Giving an account of the religion, customs, manners, &c., of the inhabitants : Together with a relation of what happen'd to the author in his travels; particularly his conferences with the Jesuits, and others, in several parts of Europe : Also the history and reasons of his conversion to Christianity, with his objections against it (in defence of Paganism) and their answers : To which is prefix'd a preface in vindication of himself from the reflections of a Jesuit lately come from China, with an account of what passed between them
A fabrication. The author's real name is unknown. "Psalmanazar ... wrote in Latin, and the main portion of his manuscript was translated by Mr. Oswald ... What was not due to his own imagination he borrowed from Varenius's 'Descriptio regni Japoniæ et Siam' (Amsterdam, 1649) or Candidius's 'Voyages'." [Candiduius translated Brouwer, H. H. J. (Hendrik H. J.), d. 1643.. Die fünff vnd zweyntzigste Schifffahrt Nach dem Königreich Chili in West-Indien Verrichtet durch Herrn Heinrich Brawern vnd Herrn Elias Herckemann im Jahr 1642. vnnd 1643. Sambt einer Beschreibung der zweyen Insullen Formosa vnd Japan. cfDict. nat. biog.
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