Old Maps Collection
Plan de la ville et port de Macao
Froger, François, 1676-1715, cartographer
JPEG 2000, 4284 x 3216, 23MB
Scale not given.
Physical Map Dimension (cm):
23 x 32 cm, on sheet 26 x 35 cm
The map depicts a stylized built-up area typical of a plan. It has a legend on the right bottom 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. Iago & S. Philippe-; the Penha fortress -Nossa S.ra de Penha-; the bastion of Nossa S.ra do Bom Parto and the Guia fort -Nossa S.ra de Guia- where a lighthouse was built some years later.
Original is a colored manuscript map with the manuscript note on the back 'Macao Le S. Froger au voyage de l'Amphitrite. 1699', 26 x 35 cm.
The buildings on the map are colored pink with a few trees on Wanzai colored green. All land masses outlined in green.
There is an 8-point compass rose on the right upper corner of the map with a fleur-de-lis indicating north. It is colored red, blue and gold.
Relief shown pictorially and by hachures.
Map outlined in double fillet.
City plans of Macao.
Boletim de bibliographia portugueza e revista dos archivos nacionaes, nº 1, Jan. 1879, pp. 187-188
Macao (China) -- Maps
Bibliothèque Nationale de France
Provenance Call No.:
GE SH 18 PF 179 DIV 12 P 2/1 (1) D