Old Maps Collection
Plano dos arruamentos nos terrenos do Porto Exterior
Macau. Direcção das Obras dos Portos, author, publisher
Braga, José Maria, 1897-1988, former owner
City Plans & Views
JPEG 2000, 10101 × 6087, 81.7MB
1:2,000 (E 113°32'47"/N 22°11'59")
Physical Map Dimension (cm):
31 x 53 cm, on sheet 34 x 57 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 13 plots for commercial purposes in the planned reclamation fronting the Outer Harbour.
Original is a printed map, 34 x 59 cm.
4-point compass rose right to the title com an arrow indicating north.
Relief shown pictorially.
Map outlined in triple fillet.
City plans of Macao.
Reclamation of land
National Library of Australia
Provenance Call No.:
MAP Braga Collection Col./53/2