Old Maps Collection
Planta de Macau e territorios visinhos com a indicação do projecto de obras na peninsula e ilha da Taipa
Planta de Macau e territórios vizinhos com a indicação do projeto de obras na península e ilha da Taipa
Macau. Harbour Authority, author
Braga, José Maria, 1897-1988, former owner.
JPEG2000, 3666 × 3880, 17.7MB
1:80,000 (E 113°32'47"/N 22°11'59")
Physical Map Dimension (cm):
27 x 25 cm, on sheet 28 x 27 cm
This map is from the Braga Collection at the National Library of Australia. José Maria Braga -or Jack Braga, chinese name 白樂嘉- a Hongkonger of Portuguese ascending. Braga was an English Literature Professor at St. Joseph's Seminary but when he moved to Macao in 1924 took a keen interest in its history. During the 22 years he lived there he researched and published about Macao's history and the role of the Portuguese in its development. He also developed an important library on the history of the West and East encounters. This library composed of books, manuscripts, maps, pictures, newspapers and journals was acquired by both the Biblioteca Pública de Macau and the National Library of Australia. In 1966 -with the author still alive- the National Library of Australia acquired the bulk of the library with 6000 monographs and other materials in which this map is included. Braga was offered an honorarium by said Library to work on the organisation of this collection but became ill and couldn't finish this task. This is one of a series of maps produced by the Harbour Authority, to promote the major reclamation planned for the Outer Harbour. Map showing both the planned construction work and the one already made for the extensive reclamation of land in the Outer Harbour of Macau and a smaller area on the adjacent Portuguese island of Taipa. It depicts the projected navigation channel which would make the harbour accessible to modern shipping. The success of the whole project depended on the provision of the channel.
Original is a colored printed map for the book 'Macau e seu futuro porto' by Hugo de Lacerda, 29 x 26 cm.
4-point compass rose on the right top corner with an arrow indicating north.
Scale line at the end of the title cartouche on the bottom right corner.
The four borders of the map with latitude and longitude lines.
Relief shown by hachures and spot heights.
Map outlined in double fillet.
City plans of Macao.
Macau e seu futuro porto
Lacerda, Hugo de
National Library of Australia
Provenance Call No.:
MAP Braga Collection Col./66