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Map of the city of San Thomé

Map of the city of San Thomé
 
 

Map of the city of San Thomé.
Urbs S. Thomae
Key: A. Templum. / B. Nosodochium. / C. Curia. / D. Domus Gubernatoris. / E. Armamentarium
Bottom right: no: 50
The print is taken from the Atlas Blaeu-Van der Hem, but the original was included in Caspar Barlaeus, 'Rerum per Octennium in Brasilia Gestarum Historia', Amsterdam 1647. See also Koninklijke Bibliotheek, The Hague, inv. nr. 1043 B 14, after p. 208 no. 50.
The island of San Thomé was held by the WIC from 1641 to 1649 and was known for its unhealthy climate.

creator Blaeu sr., Joan

(publisher)

Marcgraf, Georg

(assigned to land surveyor / mapmaker)

Post, Frans

(assigned to land surveyor / mapmaker)

period

1645

material

paper

category print
technique

coloured engraving

inscriptiion

Urbs S. Thomae Blaeu sr., Joan

dimension

40 x 52,5 cm

number

Van der Hem 35:39

owner Österreichische Nationalbibliothek
location(s) São Tomé

compass / dial   key   Map/Chart/Plan   building   church / parsonage  

Literature

  • Barlaeus, Caspar, Rerum per octennium in Brasilia: et alibi nuper gestarum, sub præfectura illustrissimi comitis I. Mavritii [...] historia (Amsterdam, 1647)
  • Krogt, Peter van der, The Atlas Blaeu - Van der Hem: of the Austrian National Library (Utrecht, 2005)