Sunday, 15 January 2012

Jordanus Catalani (fl. 1302-1330)

  • Mirabilia Descripta (c. 1330). MS. London, British Museum, Additional MSS., 19,513, fols. 3, r.f 2 r.
  • [Letter, MS.] From Caga, 12 October 1321. See, in 1839,—Bibliothèque du Roi—MS. No. 5,006, p. 182), entitled Liber de ætatibus, etc. (National Library, Paris).
  • [Letter, MS.] 20 January 1324. See, in 1839,—Bibliothèque du Roi—MS. No. 5,006, p. 182), entitled Liber de ætatibus, etc. (National Library, Paris).
  • Quétif–Échard, Scriptores ordinis praedicatorum, i. 549-550 (Epistle I.)
  • Wadding, Annales minorum, vi. 359-361 (Epistle II.)
  • Henry Yule. Cathay, giving a version of the Epistles, with a commentary, &c. (Hakluyt Society, 1866) pp. 184–185, 192-196, 225-230.
  • Description des merveilles d'une partie de l'Asie : imprimé d'après un manuscrit du XIVe siècle / par le P. Jordan ou Jourdain Catalani / Edited by Eugène Coquebert de Montbret. Paris : Éverat, Imprimeur, [1839]. Extract from Vol. 4 of the Recueil de voyages et de mémoires of the Société de géographie.
  • Miribilia descripta: The Wonders of the East. London : Printed for the Hakluyt Society, 1863
  • Mirabilia descripta. Les merveilles de l'Asie / texte latin, fac-simile et traduction française avec introduction et notes par Henri Cordier. Paris : P. Geuthner, 1925. [Also in Microfilm. Notre Dame, Ind. : University Libraries, University of Notre Dame, filmed February 1995. 1 microfilm reel ; 35 mm.] "Avec fac-simile des 19 planches du manuscrit latin."
  • Mirabilia descripta : the wonders of the East / Jordanus of Severac ; edited by Peter B. Lobo ; [translated by Noel Molloy]. Seminary Hill, Nagpur : Dominican Publications, 1993. xi, 80 p. : ill. ; 22 cm. Includes bibliographical references. Latin text and English translation on facing pages.
  • Miribilia descripta: Wonders of the East. Reprint. Ayer Publishing, 1967.


  • Cheriyan, C.V. A history of Christianity in Kerala, from the Mission of St. Thomas to the arrival of Vasco Da Gama (A.D. 52-1498). Kerala Historical Society, 1973. 
  • Perumalil, A.C. The Apostles in India. Xavier Teachers' Training Institute, 1971
  • Perumalil, A.C. The apostles in India: fact or fiction? Catholic Book Crusade, 1952.
  • Moraes, A History of Christianity in India from early times to St. Francis Xavier: AD 52-1542. Manaktalas, 1964. 
  • Perumalil, H.C. and E.R. Hambye.Christianity in India- a History in ecumenical perspective. [Contains a chapter IIb by Moraes on John of Monte Corvino and Jordanus.] 
  • Kunstmann, F. Die Mission in Meliapor und Tana und die Mission in Columbo in the Historisch-politische Blätter of Phillips and Görres, xxxvii. 2538, 135-152 (Munich, 1856), &c.
  • Beazley, C.R. Dawn of Modern Geography, iii. 215-235.

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