Old Maps Collection
Plan de la ville et port de Macao
JPEG2000, 2960 x 4332, 38.3MB
Scale not given.
Physical Map Dimension (cm):
36 x 24 cm
The map depicts a stylized built-up area typical of a plan. It has a legend on the left upper corner underneath the title that identifies 10 toponyms. The Border Gate; the Green Island as being used by the Jesuits; the Chinese village Wangxia -here unnamed-; the A-Ma Temple -named only as 'Pagode Chinoise'. However the most detail is given to military information such as where the vessels are built in Wanzai; the location of the harbours; the major fortification of the Monte -here named Nossa Senhora de Monte-; the Barra fortress -named S.t Iago & S.t Philippe-; the Penha fortress -N.ª S.ra de Penha-; the bastion of N.ª S.ra do Bomparto and the Guia fort -N.ª S.ra de Guia- where a lighthouse was built some years later.
Original is a colored manuscript map, 26 x 35 cm.
The buildings on the map are colored pink with trees colored green. All land masses outlined in green.
There is an 16-point compass rose on the left bottom corner of the map with a fleur de lis indicating north. It is colored red, blue and gold and the rhumb lines for the half-winds is dash-dotted.
Relief shown pictorially and by hachures.
The map has a pencil graticule.
Map outlined in double fillet.
City Plans of Macao.
Macao (China) -- Maps
Bibliothèque Nationale de France
Provenance Call No.:
GE SH 18 PF 179 DIV 12 P 2 D