Heinrich Vogtherr the Elder: Arms of Emperor Charles V, wood engraving, c. 1547

Heinrich Vogtherr the Elder: Arms of Emperor Charles V, wood engraving, c. 1547

The arms of Charles V display the double-headed eagle surrounded by the Order of the Golden Fleece, the Pillars of Hercules and the motto ‘noch weytter’ (plus ultra, ‘further still’).

 

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