Exemplaire en couleurs illustrant 191 drapeaux navals de toutes les parties du monde.
Pieter Schenck note qu’il a ajouté plus de 50 drapeaux navals jamais décrits précédemment y compris ce qu’on appelle le « New England Globe Flag ».
Le New England Globe Flag est l’un des premiers exemples d’un drapeau indigène de la Nouvelle-Angleterre.
It would appear that this image is one of the earliest surviving images of an American Flag.
The earliest official flag for American Merchant Ships was a Union Jack with a white escutcheon in the center, as ordered by the British Admiralty.
No illustration of such flag survives.
The next earliest flag consisted of a red flag with the cross of St. George in the top left corner and a tree in the upper left corner of the cross of St. George.
The earliest illustration of this flag dates to about 1686, although the surviving printed examples appear in 1704 and 1705.
The present flag, a blue flag with a globe replacing the tree, seems to have first appeared on this Table of Flags published by Peter Schenk and is quite possibly the earliest surviving illustration of this style of Flag of New England.