Detail View: Old Maps Collection: Planta da peninsula de Macau

Barcode: 
4687820500667
Title: 
Planta da peninsula de Macau
Original Title: 
Planta da peninsula de Macau
Contributor: 
Heitor, Antonio
Contributor: 
Sociedade de Geografia de Lisboa
Category: 
Thematic Maps
Type: 
Printed
Language: 
Portuguese
Create Year: 
1889
Format: 
JPEG2000, 7132 × 10388, 11.2MB
Scale: 
1:5000
Physical Map Dimension (cm): 
81 × 57
Note: 
Map of Macau in the late 19th century. Major urban features are shown, including Monte Fort, Guia Fort, churches, seminaries and schools. The built environment is in the south of the small peninsula, while the north-east corner is still cultivated. All streets and lanes are shown and most are named.
Note: 
This map, produced from an aerial perspective, was a high-precision plan related to the coastline, landform and important facilities on Macao Peninsula. Fortresses, barracks, hospitals, churches and other important facilities of the map are coloured in red to emphasise the importance of these places. Mount Fortress, located in the most prominent place in the centre of the map, is clearly drawn with the overall outline that was marked with the sea level altitude of the mountain the fortress was located on. In addition, an area of similar size to the north of Mount Fortress was indicated as ‘Hospital China’, which should refer to Kiang Wu Hospital.The map is not only drawn with massive urban areas in the city of Macao but also portrays the situation of housing, temples, villages and fields outside the city in detail.
Note: 
City Plans of Macao
Subject: 
Land use
Subject: 
City planning
Geographic Area: 
Macao (China)
Pub Title: 
Planta da peninsula de Macau
Pub Author: 
Heitor, Antonio
Pub Year: 
1889
Pub location: 
[Macau]
Provenance: 
Library of Congress Map Collections