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Hernán Cortés' flags (Spain)

Conquest of Mexico, 1519-1521

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Cortés' standard

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Hernán Cortés' standard - Image by Eugene Ipavec, 19 March 2010, after Calvo and Grávalos' Banderas de España (1983) [g2c83]]

Cortés' flag is kept at the Castle of Chapultepec, Mexico. The flag is red with an image of the Virgin Mary. The legend este estandarte fue el que trajo don fernando cortes en la conquista de mejico ("this standard was the one carried by Fernando Cortés in the conquest of Mexico") was embroidered later.

José Carlos Alegría, 16 July 2005


Cavalry standard

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Cavalry standard - Image by Eugene Ipavec, 19 March 2010, after Calvo and Grávalos' Banderas de España (1983) [g2c83]]

A swallow-tailed red flag with a representation of the Holy Spirit (dove) is shown on the Codex Azcatitlan (National Library, Paris; image).

José Carlos Alegría, 16 July 2005