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My forty-five page short story grew in great degree through the research that is at the core of this work. In addition to countless Internet engine searches, these are the sources on which I relied for useful background:

16th Century, Dutch Revolt and Early Cartography

  • Dictionary of National Biography, 1885-1900, Volume 42

  • Ortelius, Abraham William Arthur Jobson Archbold

  • C. Koeman, The history of Abraham Ortelius and his Theatrum Orbis Terrarum. Introduction to the 1570 facsimile edition (Lausanne: Sequoia SA, 1964)

  • Andrew Taylor, The World of Gerard Mercator (New York, Walker and Co., 2004)

  • Aron Di Leone Leoni, The Hebrew Portuguese Nations in Antwerp and London at the Time of Charles V and Henry VIII By  (Jersey City, KTAV Publishing, 2005)

  • Lloyd Arnold Brown, The Story of Maps (Little, Brown 1949) 

  • Boies Penrose et al, Travel and Discovery in the Renaissance: 1420-1620 (1952) Folio Society (2001)

  • G. R. Crone, Maps and Their Makers: An Introduction to the History of Cartography (Hutchinson University Library; 1953; 4th rev. ed. 1968).

  • Pamphlets and Politics in the Dutch Republic, Edited by Femke Deen, David Onnekink, Michel Reinders (BRILL,  2010) 

  • John Lothrop Motley, The Rise of the Dutch Republic  (London, 1856, 1859)



  • Marcus Ferrar, A Foot in Both Camps. (Lbla Digital, UK Copyright 2012, the author)

  • Mary Van Diepen, Caught in the Fuik, (copyright 2014 by the author)

  • War Department (June 29, 1943) TM E9-369A: German 88-mm Antiaircraft Gun Materiel Technical Manual. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office


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