Antique Map of China 1787 - Macau Coast
This antique map reprint of the coastal area around present day Hong Kong, China from 1787 is oriented with the north to the right...scroll map of the China coast unrolled to show the mouth of the Pearl (Zhu) River and the exaggerated importance of the Macau area. Translation of text from the map: "The coastal region of Xing Hui and Hu Men in Canton Province consists of an important strategic point which should be given sufficient defense attention. This region is heavily infested with inner river bandits and sea pirates who can sail in and out freely. It also shares a border with Macao, where foreign boats and ships visit frequently. Those foreign vessels are always to be guarded against."