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Naval flags and signals
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1 bound manuscript, 133 p.
30 watercolours of flags
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An illustrated guide to naval flags, indicating their meaning and where they should be placed on the ship. The inclusion of Vice-Admiral Anson's night signals, but lack of Captain Sir Home Popham's words and phrases, suggests that the manuscript was written between 1747-1799, though it is possible that it dates from prior to 1747 and Anson's signals were added at a later date.
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Manuscript was acquired from Barry Brown in the late 1960s. A previous owner was Hugh Dalrymple.
The guide is divided by tabbed pages, each one has a flag illustrated on it, and then the following pages discuss the uses and meanings of said flag.
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