Bergen op Zoom is a municipality and a city located in the south of the Netherlands.

It was a very strong fortress and one of the main armories and arsenals of the United Provinces. It had a remarkable natural defensive site, surrounded as it was by marshes and easily floodable polders. It could receive reinforcements and supplies by sea, if the besieging army did not have a fleet to blockade its port. – Wikipedia.

“Map of Bergen op Zoom”, Joan Blaeu, (1649)


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Background from Wikipedia.