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Great Colombia Federate Republic (1819-1830) - Part 2

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1822 Flags

image by Jaume Ollé, 7 October 2001

image by Jaume Ollé, 7 October 2001

image by Jaume Ollé, 7 October 2001

image by Jaume Ollé, 7 October 2001

Great Colombia Federal Republic, 1822(?): is refers by Mr. Jaume Olle, with regard to the incorporation of the Province of Quito (today Ecuador), diverse projects of Flags and Coat of Arms arose for reflect the new geopolitical reality of the Nation. Its probable that the Coat of Arms was located at the center if we considered that the Republics of Colombia and Ecuador at the moment maintain in their flags their respective blazons in the same location. The three stars of six points alludes to the three departments of the Great Colombia: Venezuela, Cundinamarca and Quito. The graphics constitute only an artistic representation.
Raul Orta, 7 June 2002

image by Jaume Ollé, 7 October 2001

image by Jaume Ollé, 7 October 2001

Great Colombia Federal Republic, 1822(?): It's a variant of the previous artistic representation in which the Chief Quarter of the Coat of Arms shows nine stars of six points in reference to another proposal of geopolitical division for the country. The graphics constitute only an artistic representation.
Raul Orta, 7 June 2002

image by Jaume Ollé, 7 October 2001

image by Jaume Ollé, 7 October 2001

Great Colombia Federal Republic, 1822(?):. It's a variant of the previous artistic representation in which the Chief Quarter of the Coat of Arms shows twelve stars of six points in reference to another proposal of geopolitical division for the country. The graphics constitute only an artistic representation.
Raul Orta, 7 June 2002


1822 Coat of Arms

image by Jaume Ollé, 7 October 2001

image by Jaume Ollé, 7 October 2001

image by Jaume Ollé, 7 October 2001


Great Colombian Army Hussars Flag

image by Guillermo T. Aveledo, 5 August 2000

This is the flag attributed at the Bolivarian Museum in Caracas to be the one of the Great Colombian Army Hussars used at the battles of Ayacucho and Junin, in the early 1820s. It is a regular 2:2 flag, with the Great Colombia tricolor (yellow-blue-red) with equal height stripes, and the Great Colombian coat of arms centered (without the caption REPUBLICA DE COLOMBIA around it), and a tricolor ribbon heading the arms (a phalanx, a bundle of arrows and a bow, a right facing ax and two upside looking cornucopias). It wears the caption, on the yellow stripe "VENCEDOR EN AYACVCHO" ("Victor at Ayacucho"), and on the red stripe "LIBERTADOR DEL PERV" ("Liberator of Peru").
The actual flag from which I made the sketch to give you this image is housed at the Bolivarian Museum in Caracas. It has suffered from heavy colour damage, losing much of its hue to the point of being practically undecipherable. I watched closely and attentively, determining finally that it had to be a tricolor (the red stripe had achieved a purplish-blue hue over the years). But I can accept the fact that the colors I presented might be wrong. However, the details are right. This flag can be seen the same way on its reverse.
Guillermo T. Aveledo, 5 August 2000

The Natioanl Museum of Colombia displays the square flag of the Batallón Húsares del Centro, primer escuadrón (Hussars of the Center Battalion, first squad), ca. 1824, dimensions 73 x 78 cm.
The flag has three equal horizontal stripes. On the top yellow stripe it reads in capital red letters HÚSARES DEL CENTRO, then on the middle blue stripe it has the coat of arms and on the bottom red stripe it shows on yellow letters on top 1er, and below this the word ESCUADRÓN.
Esteban Rivera, 24 April  2010