The 1555 book Decades of the Newe Worlde with the word “China”, used in English for the first time. Pictures: courtesy of Douglas Stewart Fine BooksThe 1555 book Decades of the Newe Worlde with the word “China”, used in English for the first time. Pictures: courtesy of Douglas Stewart Fine Books
The 1555 book Decades of the Newe Worlde with the word “China”, used in English for the first time. Pictures: courtesy of Douglas Stewart Fine Books

Copy of rare book Decades of the Newe Worlde goes on sale in Hong Kong for US$225,000

  • The word ‘China’ was first used in Richard Eden’s 1555 translation of Italian historian Peter Martyr d’Anghiera’s Decades of the New World that was published in 1511

Topic |   Books and Literature
The 1555 book Decades of the Newe Worlde with the word “China”, used in English for the first time. Pictures: courtesy of Douglas Stewart Fine BooksThe 1555 book Decades of the Newe Worlde with the word “China”, used in English for the first time. Pictures: courtesy of Douglas Stewart Fine Books
The 1555 book Decades of the Newe Worlde with the word “China”, used in English for the first time. Pictures: courtesy of Douglas Stewart Fine Books
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