Old Maps Collection
Carte des isles qui sont à l'entrée de la riviere de Canton
Dolcé, Charles, 16---17--, cartographer
JPEG 2000, 8300 × 6420, 22.3MB
Physical Map Dimension (cm):
49 x 61 cm, on sheet 53 x 69 cm.
This is a manuscript chart of Macao and its surroundings extending from Sangchuan (Sancian) on the west to the Lamma Islands (Ilha do leme) on the east. The map probably follows the route the route of the First French Embassy to China since the date of 1698 is marked. Xiangshan Island is named 'Ilha de Anção', a Portuguese transliteration of the Cantonese pronunciation of Xiangshan. The Macao Peninsula is named “Ville de Macao” [Macao City] with two fortress marked, which according to their location can only be Fortaleza de São Tiago da Barra and Fortaleza de Nossa Senhora da Guia. Taipa appears as 'Alsippas' a very uncommon and rather unknown name and Coloane as 'Gorge Ribro', the for the Portuguese name Jorge Ribeiro, probably an unknown sailor. The nomenclature present in it is very peculiar and unique but most is clearly taken from Portuguese sources.
Original is a manuscript map, 49 x 61 cm, on sheet 53 x 69 cm.
Title inside scroll work cartouche on the right bottom corner of the map.
Relief shown pictorially.
Latitude line on the left border of the map.
Map outlined in double fillet.
Map mainly in French with some place names in Portuguese.
Macao and its surroundings.
Macao in routes.
Pearl River Estuary (China)
Guangdong Sheng (China)
Bibliothèque Nationale de France
Provenance Call No.:
GE SH 18 PF 179 DIV 9 P 2 D