The opening page of Williams Shakespeare's play The Tempest appears in this 1623 publication known as the "First Folio," the first edition of his collected plays. The Tempest was inspired in part by the real-life shipwreck of the Sea Venture that took place off the coast of Bermuda in 1609. The castaways took refuge on the uninhabited island chain, and later accounts of their harrowing adventure and providential delivery circulated throughout London's literary circles, seducing even the city's most famous playwright. Shakespeare probably wrote The Tempest in 1610 and 1611; the action begins with a ferocious storm at sea and the survivors taking refuge on an island, mimicking the events surrounding the Sea Venture.
Source: Mr. William Shakespeares Comedies, histories, & tragedies. Published according to the true originall copies. London : Printed by Isaac Iaggard, and Ed. Blount., 1623.