Columbus Expedition Flags

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Vexillologists (those that study the history, symbolism, and usage of flags and flags in general) say the Columbus Expedition flag was most likely being one of the first two flags to ever be flown within a not-yet formed American territory. On behalf of the Spanish government, who subsidized several explorative journeys, this flag was relatively new at the time and flew on the ships that carried Christopher Columbus. This standard or Captain's Ensign ("La Capitana,") flew on every of Columbus's ships, featuring the F (Fernando) and Y (Ysabel) with crowns about the initials and a cross between them. The Columbus Expedition flag often is confused for the Lions and Castles (Castile and Leon) flag. In truth, both flags were used and flown by Columbus during his voyages and landings.

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Vexillologists (those that study the history, symbolism, and usage of flags and flags in general) say the Columbus Expedition flag was most likely being one of the first two flags to ever be flown within a not-yet formed American territory. On behalf of the Spanish government, who subsidized several explorative journeys, this flag was relatively new at the time and flew on the ships that carried Christopher Columbus. This standard or Captain's Ensign ("La Capitana,") flew on every of Columbus's ships, featuring the F (Fernando) and Y (Ysabel) with crowns about the initials and a cross between them. The Columbus Expedition flag often is confused for the Lions and Castles (Castile and Leon) flag. In truth, both flags were used and flown by Columbus during his voyages and landings.

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