Old Maps Collection
Plan de la ville et du port de Macao
Bellin, Jacques-Nicolas, 1703-1772, cartographer
JPEG 4751 × 5928, 30.6MB
[ca. 1:2,800] (E 113°32'49"/N 22°11'59")
Physical Map Dimension (cm):
22 x 17 cm, on sheet 31 x 21 cm
The map depicts a stylized built-up area typical of a plan but the city walls and fortifications in considerable detail which might imply a military use to the map. It identifies the Border Gate with an explanation of its purpose; the Green Island used by the Jesuits; the Chinese village Wangxia -here unnamed-; the A-Ma Temple -named only as 'Pagode Chinoise'. However the most detail is given to military information such as where the vessels are built in Wanzai -Isle des pretres-; the location of the harbours; the major fortification of the Monte -here named N.D. de la Montaigne-; the Barra fortress -named S.t Jacques et S.t Philippe-; the bastion of Nossa Senhora do Bom Parto -N.D.e de Bomparto- and even a shore battery under the Guia fort -Nossa Senhora da Guia- where a lighthouse was built some years later.
Original is a printed map in the 'Le petit atlas maritime ; recueil de cartes et plans des quatre parties du monde', 32 x 28 cm.
City Plans of Macao
16-point compass rose with a fleur de lis indicating north. The rhumb lines for the half-winds are doted.
Scale line in black and white interchangeably under the title .
Relief shown pictorially and by hachures.
Map outlined in double fillet.
Macao and its surroundings.
City plans of Macao.
Tome III, n.º 57
Petit atlas maritime ; recueil de cartes et plans des quatre parties du monde
Bellin, Jacques-Nicolas, 1703-1772
Harvard College Library
Provenance Call No.:
MAP-LC G1059 .B45 1764*