Old Maps Collection
Planta geral da cidade de Macau
Macau. Sociedade de Abastecimento de Águas de Macau, author, publisher
City Plans & Views
JPEG 2071 × 2500, 2.2MB
Physical Map Dimension (cm):
46 x 36 cm
On this rare map of Macao the buildings are being represented geometrically, typical of a plan. It is depicted the water supply of Macao during the establishment of the Macao Water Supply Company Limited in 1935. Various places were handwritten later on the map including the existing water plant and the filter station on the Green Island, whilst the existing Areia Preta area was marked with 'Race course' and also the 'Dog Track' near the Lin Fung Temple. At that time, some areas of Macao were formed by land reclamation such as the existing northern Areia Preta, and Toi San. The area along Avenida de Almeida Ribeiro had also been gradually built. It is noteworthy that the district from Hotel Lisboa, Liceu de Macau (a secondary school that no longer exists) to S. Francisco Garden were indicated with oblique lines with the legend 'Aera Japanese were interested in', what it means remains yet unknown.
Original is a lithograph.
A 4-point compass rose on the left upper corner of the map with an arrow indicating north.
Scale line in black and white interchangeably underneath the title on the bottom right corner of the map.
Map outlined in simple fillet.
City plans of Macao.
The National Archives (United Kingdom)
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