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View of the island of San Thomé

View of the island of San Thomé
 
 

View of the island of San Thomé. Insula S. Thomae.
The print is taken from the Atlas Blaeu-Van der Hem, but originally came from 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. 49 and Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam, inv. nr. NG-20-E
Bottom right: no. 49
Insula S. Thomae
Bottom right: no: 49
Key: A. Castrum S. Sebastiani. / B. Turris lapidea. / C. Curia. / D. Nosodochium. / E. Coenobium s. Joannis. / F. Templum. / G. Sacellum s. Jacobi. / H. Templum S. Thomae. / I. Forum. / K. Sacellum S. Sebastiani. / L. Naves nostrorum Castru: impetentes
A ship is shown sinking in the harbour.
The island was held by the WIC from 1641 to 1649 and was known for its unhealthy climate.

creator Blaeu sr., Joan

(publisher)

Brosterhuisen, Jan van

(engraver / etcher)

Post, Frans

(draughtsman)

period

1645

material

paper

category print
technique

coloured engraving

inscriptiion

Insula S. Thomae Blaeu sr., Joan

dimension

39 x 51,5 cm

number

Van der Hem 35:38

owner Österreichische Nationalbibliothek
location(s) São Tomé

survey / view   banderole / cartouche / ornamentation   ship / vessel   key   house   building   fortification   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)