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Comoros flag in c. 1576

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Old Comoros flag
image by Jorge Candeias, 04 Apr 1998
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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 9 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. Are these flags really the flags used by those places at the time?
Jorge Candeias, 04 Apr 1998