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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
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