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Fine large map of the flags of many nations, including alternative flags for navies, merchant marines, etc.

A number of other flag symbols appear near the bottom of the chart.

Includes a total of 88 marine flags, including Malta, Turkey, Middelburg, Amsterdam, Portugal, Monaco, Tuscany, China, Nanking, the French Royal flag, French admiralty flag and merchant flags.

In bottom part a explanation how to understand the coat of arms and divisions as well as an alphabetic table to easily find them.) It shows: a marine flag chart with European city and nation flags, including merchant flags, and a legend of hatchings used in the schematic..

Henri Chatelain Biography

Henri Abraham Chatelain (1684-1743) was a Huguenot pastor of Parisian origins. Chatelain proved a successful businessman, creating lucrative networks in London, The Hague, and then Amsterdam. He is most well known for the Atlas Historique, published in seven volumes between 1705 and 1720. This encyclopedic work was devoted to the history and genealogy of the continents, discussing such topics as geography, cosmography, topography, heraldry, and ethnography. Published thanks to a partnership between Henri, his father, Zacharie, and his younger brother, also Zacharie, the text was contributed to by Nicolas Gueudeville, a French geographer. The maps were by Henri, largely after the work of Guillaume Delisle, and they offered the general reader a window into the emerging world of the eighteenth century.