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Map of the city of San Thomé


Map of the city of San Thomé

Blaeu sr., Joan / Marcgraf, Georg / Post, Frans

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.

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Sources and literature

Barlaeus, Caspar, Rerum per octennium in Brasilia: et alibi nuper gestarum, sub præfectura illustrissimi comitis I. Mavritii [...] historia (1647)

Krogt, Peter van der, The Atlas Blaeu - Van der Hem: of the Austrian National Library (2005)