Project

Title
Macau: A Selection of Cartographic Images  
Geographic Area
Macau  
Organization
Library of Congress  

Descriptive Information

Url
http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/gmdhtml/macau/intro.html  
Status
Complete  
Publisher
Various  
Metadata Compiled
Yes  
Metadata Format
MARC  
Num Items
16  
Scale
varies  
Years
1655 - 1991
Description
The Geography and Map Division collections contain a good representation of materials, both temporally and culturally, pertaining to the city and territory of Macau. These materials are both printed and manuscript maps, atlases, and views dating from 1655 to 1991. They represent an array of languages with a variety of map scales. There are maps of the city itself and the surrounding territory; there are also maps of the adjoining provinces -- particularly Guangdong, and the coastline. One map is in Latin, although it was published by the Dutch. There are several French and British items, a German item, and a Russian item. Obviously, Chinese and Portuguese materials are also represented. From this variety, it is apparent that there has been a wide interest in Macau among Europeans during the last five centuries. Web page is in English, Chinese and Portuguese.  

Technical Information

Download Available
Yes  
File Format (Original Scan)
TIFF  
File Format (Display)
JPEG2000  
Resolution
300 ppi  
Compression Ratio
20:1  
Image Management Software
 
Geo Referenced
Yes  
Rectified
Yes  
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Contact Information

Organization
Library of Congress  
Name
Colleen R. Cahill  
E-Mail
ccah@loc.gov  
Phone
202-707-8540