The overlays that highlight 17th century London features are approximate and derived from Wenceslaus Hollar’s maps:

Open location in Google Maps: 53.329230, 5.116882


A sea channel between Vlieland and Terschelling off the coast of the Netherlands.

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First Reading

cgs  •  Link

use the satelite, one can see problems of sailing
The island of Vlie, Vlieland east of Texal west of Terschelling.

Third Reading

San Diego Sarah  •  Link

cgs' 17th century map shows "Schelling" as being on the mainland.

In Dutch, 'Ter' usually indicates a place, like 'at the'. It's a combination of an old preposition (te) and an old article (der). * ter plaatse = at the place * ter wereld = in the world.

This 21st century map shows the islands that protect the entrance to the port of Amsterdam, which includes Vlieland. Move it south, and you can see how the tiny country of the Netherlands is interconnected.…

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Chart showing the number of references in each month of the diary’s entries.