Old Maps Collection
Macao : plan of town
Great Britain. Inter-service Topographical Department, author
Edgell, John Augustine, Sir, 1880-1962, editor
Great Britain. War Office, publisher
City Plans & Views
JPEG 2000, 9111 × 10380, 134.3MB
1:5,000 (E 113⁰33'/N 22⁰12').
Physical Map Dimension (cm):
85 x 77 cm, on sheet 88 x 77 cm
This is a town plan of Macao with buildings represented geometrically with the most important ones shaded and named. The map was made in the final year of World War II by the Inter-service Topographical Department which was a a joint British Army and Navy organization created during the War that was responsible for supplying topographic intelligence for all combined operations and for preparing reports in advance of military operations overseas. For this reason on the map shows the position of the forts, hospitals, street blocks, and even gives information on transportation, water features and vegetation. The most detailed information is of the city while the reclamation land and the northeast part of the Peninsula remain almost blank.
Original is a colored printed map, 85 x 76 cm.
In upper left margin: "China". In the middle bottom of the map: "Printed under the Superintendence of Vice-Admiral Sir John Edgell, K.B.E., C.B., F.R.S., Hydrographer".
A 4-point compass rose with a star indicating north.
Scale line in yards underneath the title on the right bottom corner of the map.
Relief shown by form lines.
Map outlined in bold fillet.
City plans of Macao.
National Library of Australia
Provenance Call No.:
MAP G7947.M3 1945