Old Maps Collection
Reconhecimento hydrographico do porto e rada de Macau
Reconhecimento hidrográfico do porto e rada de Macau
Portugal. Comissão de Cartografia das Colónias, author, publisher
Dinis, Miranda, 1858 -1943, lithographer
City Plans & Views
Physical Map Dimension (cm):
41 x 30 cm, on sheet 47 x 36 cm
This hydrographic chart was made according to the surveys of General Castello Branco in 1907. It depicts the detailed soundings between Macao and Wanzai; Macao, Taipa and Coloane and even the 'Nove Ilhas'. According to the legend on the right bottom corner all the dotted places with no values are muddy which, if we notice, seem to be a lot of space near the Peninsula and Islands. Thus the problem with trade by sea in these territories during the 18th and 19th century. The depiction of buildings is geometrical, typical of a plan with the most important buildings marked: the Border Gate, the Forts, the Ports, churches and hospitals, cemeteries and pagodas and even some beaches.
Original is a lithography printed map, 47 x 34 cm.
On the right bottom corner: 'M. Diniz red. e lith.'
A 4-point compass rose with a star and a half fleur de lis indicating north.
Scale line on the left bottom corner of the map.
Relief shown by hachures and spot heights. Bathymetric relief by soundings.
Map outlined in double fillet.
Macao and its surroundings.
City plans of Macao.
Taipa Island (China)
Atlas de Macau
Portugal. Comissão de Cartografia
Biblioteca Nacional de Portugal
Provenance Call No.:
C.A. 88 A.