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Ottoman Empire: Flags depicted on Colton's chart (1862)

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Znamierowski [zna99] shows on p. 6 a colour plate from Colton's Delineation of Flags of All Nations (1862). Six Ottoman naval flags are depicted on the plate. They are shown below with their original caption and number.

Ivan Sache, 10 March 2001

Ottoman Empire

[Ottoman Empire]by Ivan Sache

#136. Red field with a green oval charged with three yellow crescents placed horizontally.

The Grand Seignior

[The Grand Seignior]by Ivan Sache

#137. Green field with seven equally-spaced thin red stripes.

Grand Vizier

[Grand Vizier]by Ivan Sache

#138. Horizontally divided yellow-white-red flag, with three yellow crescents placed horizontally in the white stripe.

Turkish Man of War

[Turkish Man of War]by Ivan Sache

#139. Red field with a white crescent and star at hoist. The star is eight-pointed Above it a long narrow red pennant with two long tails, looking like a modern masthead pennant.

Turkish Merchant

[Turkish Merchant]by Ivan Sache

#140. Horizontally divided red-green-red flag.

Ottoman Greek

[Ottoman Greek]by Ivan Sache

#141. Horizontally divided red-blue-red flag.

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