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Comoros flag in ca. 1576

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Old Comoros flag  image by Jorge Candeias, 04 Apr 1998 See also:

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I have a small reproduction of an old map made by Fernão Vaz Dourado in 1576 [fvd76]. This map reproduces the southeastern coastal areas of Africa, from southern Namibia to the easternmost tip of Somalia.  It contains nine reproductions of flags over those “city drawings” so common in the maps of that time. This one is visible in the map near the left edge of the right page, vertically centered.   One wonders if these flags were actually used by those places at the time?
Jorge Candeias, 04 Apr 1998