Schipperns (Haarlem, 1888); Friesland Meres and through the Netherlands, by H.
The meres in these domains are especially picturesque.
The coast is a low-lying region of sandhills, meres and marshes with one lagoon, 42 m.
A number of small meres occur in a defined area in Cheshire.
At a very early period it would appear to have been covered with forest; but this having been in great measure destroyed, it became in great part a swamp. In 1627 King Charles I., who was lord of the island, entered into a contract with Cornelius Vermuyden, a Dutchman, for reclaiming the meres and marshes, and rendering them fit for tillage.