Flags, Heraldry, and Symbols

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A thread for flags, heraldry, and.... symbols. Naturally there will be mostly images of interesting flags from interesting times and places, but if there's any thought or article on the subject which doesn't quite warrant it's own thread, post it here!

I'll start with this, a drawing of the Imperial Eagle, and associated Imperial estates and electors, from 1510. From the Wiki: Woodcut by Hans Burgkmair , c. 1510, cut by Jost de Negker, this hand-coloured impression printed by his son David some decades later - woodcut blocks, if looked after, have a very long life..