This volume, produced Bureau of Navigation, U. S. Navy, in 1870, depicts in bright color 96 flags flown from vessels of 24 maritime nations at that time. The flags are printed on heavy papers, and appear to be high quality lithographs. This is a great reference for evaluating scrimshaw and nautical art, both to identify the ships portrayed by artist and to check his or her veracity. The book has 38 full page plates. It is bound bound with leather spine and corners (which are scuffed). This is the second edition and is a scarce example.