Arms of Amsterdam, the Netherlands

Blazon: Gules on a pale sable three saltires couped argent

Supporters: Two lions rampant or, armed argent, langued gules

Motto: Heldhaftig, Vastberaden, Barmhartig (Valiant, Steadfast, Compassionate)

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Title page to a volume of maps of the Netherlands by J. Blaeu, published in Amsterdam in 1649, when the Netherlands were under Spanish control. The top coat of arms is that of the nation at this time, and the … Continue reading