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Flemish flag shown in the "Book of All Kingdoms" - Image by Eugene Ipavec, 16 March 2010
The "Book of All Kingdoms" [f0fXX], of
1350, tells the voyages of an anonymous Castilian friar and is
illustrated with 113 flag images, referred to (though seldom described) in
The 2005 Spanish illustrated transcription of the "Book" [f0f05] shows for Flanders a yellow flag with a black lion leaping towards the hoist; the flag is shown in the ogival default shape of this source.
The anonymous author of the "Book" describes the flag thusly: El señor de Flendes á por señales un pendón de oro con un león prieta atal (The Lord of the county of Flanders has for device a golden pendon with a black lion like this).
António Martins, 29 November 2007