- The Dutch delegation led by Van Hoorn travels to the southern castle of Goutsoe.
- Pieter van Hoorn undertook his voyage to the Imperial Court of China in 1662-1663.
- Dr Olfert Dapper (1636-1689) published a large number of books after 1663. He wrote a history of the city of Amsterdam and furnished the first Dutch translation of Herodotus. But he is known particularly for his many descriptions of foreign lands which he compiled from various sources, without ever seeing the countries he wrote about for himself. This plate is taken from a description of imperial China.
- The publisher of this volume, Jacob van Meurs, was also an engraver. However it is not certain whether he was the engraver of these prints.