- Rick recognized the name of Macao. - "The Golden Skull", John Blaine.
- The 6th December two Dutch ships came in, that had taken a rich Portuguese carak near Macao, by which they got great plunder, and were enabled so to bribe the regent, that he began to listen to their desire of being permitted to build a handsome house. - "A General History and Collection of Voyages and Travels, Vol. VIII.", Robert Kerr.
- The island is at the mouth of the Canton river, sixty miles only from Macao, upon the opposite bank. - "Round the World in Eighty Days", Jules Verne.