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Macau: A Selection of Cartographic Images

On December 20, 1999, the city of Macau, which for four centuries had been a Portuguese settlement, was returned to the People's Republic of China. The entire administrative region is one-tenth the size of Washington, D.C., and has a population of approximately 460,000. In order to provide scholars and other interested parties with a selection of maps and visual ephemera related to the area's history and development, the American Memory Project at the Library of Congress developed this fine online collection. The entire online collection consists of 16 maps, ranging from a 1655 Dutch map of the coastline around Macau to a 1991 map that shows the three areas that constitute the Territory of Macau produced by the Portuguese cartographic service. One gem in the collection is the map depicting Macau that was taken from the British Buccaneer Atlas of 1696 that was prepared and used by the infamous pirate Bartholomew Sharpe. [KMG]
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