The Flag of the Puerto Rico Maritime Province 1845-1898

Puerto Rico Flag

The Flag of the Maritime Province 1845-1898This flag is one version of an obsolete Colonial Registration Ensign which pertained to Puerto Rico. Each Spanish province and overseas territory had its own flag. The difference between the flags of the Spanish provinces in Europe and those of the Spanish overseas territories was that the previous were rectangular, while the latter were swallowtail flags, such as the one displayed.