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michael f vincent  •  Link

Zeeland : John Evelyn on his first travel to Europe did go from Gravesend did go to Flushing Zeeland on 16-19th july 1641.
(they were grateful for helping get their freedom from Spain)
http://www.fotw.ca/flags/nl(ze.html

shows the Zeeland District

Grahamt  •  Link

Zeeland or Zealand.
On the 4th February 1660, the diary refers to Zealand meaning the Danish island of Sjaelland, but on 8th March 1660 refers to Zeeland.
Zeeland is a Dutch province, though Pepys is obviously writing about Danish Zealand. (either a misprint or Pepys' spelling)

S. Spoelstra  •  Link

One of the Seventeen Dutch "states", Zeeland was, after Holland, one of the richest provinces of the Low Countries.
Middelburg was the capital and its harbour Vlissingen (Flushing) was an important link for traffic between London and the continent.

I found some very nice 17th century maps http://people.zeelandnet.nl/levienden/KK-IL-kaa...

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