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image by António Martins-Tuválkin, 8 December 2007
The 81st flag mentioned and illustrated in the Book of All Kingdoms is attributed to Babylon, both parts of it: "Alcaara and Baldaque". This as depicted in the 2005 Spanish illustrated transcription, an empty flag outline (in the ogival default shape of this source). The edge of the flag is dashed, so it doesn't seem to be a plain white flag. I have no idea where this comes from, as the text mentions an image.
The anonymous author of
Book of All Kingdoms describes the flag
thus: "El rey d’estas dos provincias á por seńales estas." (= "The king of these
two provinces has this for his device", my translation.) The 1912 illustrated transcription in English, the Halkyut Society edition
does not include this
mention to the missing flag, probably due to a discrepancy in the several manuscripts of Book of All Kingdoms.
António Martins-Tuválkin, 8 December 2007