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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...
Historical-political map of the low countries 1556-1648
Zeeland is in the south, on the sea (duh), just north of Flanders. Middleburg is labeled, but its port, Vlissingen (Flushing) to its south, is not.
Chart showing the number of references in each month of the diary’s entries.