Ortelius Atlas - General Maps
Abraham Ortelius: Theatrvm orbis terrarvm. An important part of the Geography and Map Division holdings is its atlas collection, consisting of more than fifty-three thousand atlases. One of the most valuable components of the atlas collection is the numerous editions of the revolutionary mapbook Theatrum Orbis Terrarum by Abraham Ortelius (1527-1598), a Flemish scholar and geographer.
Macau: A Selection of Cartographic Images - General Maps
Macau, the oldest permanent European settlement in Asia, was returned to China on December 20, 1999. The Portuguese established this port on the southeastern coast of China at the mouth of the Zhu Jiang (Pearl River) in 1557, when they were the dominant power in European trade with Asia. Portugal continued its presence in Macau for more than four hundred years. In December 1887,...
Acknowledgments - General Maps
Original Symposium This online presentation is based on a program, which was organized for a symposium. Funding for translation of the text into Chinese was made possible with the support of the Instituto Cultural de Macau. The Library of Congress Hispanic Division funded the Portuguese translation. Cirlene Paixão, Vitae Foundation intern in the Hispanic Division, Library of Congress, assisted with the Portuguese translation.
Selected Maps and Views of Macau - General Maps
1655-1764 Dutch Atlas of China, 1655 "Quantung, Imperii Sinarum Provincia Duodecima." In Novus Atlas Sinensis a Martino Martinio (Amsterdam: J. Blaeu, 1655). G2305.M34 1655 Vault. Map of Quantung (Guangdong) Province, showing the coastal location of Macau. This provincial map and the maps of other Chinese provinces in this atlas were based on the cartographic compilations of the Jesuit missionary Martino Martini and published by...