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«A squarish red flag with a swallowtail at the top only.
In the center is a circle of blue/white checkerboard.»
The book says about it that «banners-of-arms, derived from
attributed [i.e. imaginary] coats-of-arms, were
assigned [in medieval nautical charts] to exotic countries
whose flags were unknown, for instance Morocco».
John Niggley, 25 Jan 1996, and Santiago Dotor, 22 Mar 2000, both quoting [neu39a] (pages 62-63)
That is the flag of the city of Marrakech in 1367; the current
flag is similar.
Jaume Ollé, 09 Oct 1998 and 18 Apr 1999