Croatian Coat of Arms

during centuries


Darko Zubrinic, Zagreb, 2005


Croatian coat of arms rom the book by Mavro Orbini: Il regno de gli Slavi, Pesaro 1601


Epitaph of Croatian ban Toma Erdödi (1558-1624) in the Zagreb Cathedral,
with Croatian coat of arms (Regnum Sclavoniae, Croatiae, Dalmatiae):

Erdödi is important for organizing and participating in
the 1593 battle near Sisak against the Turks. The victory echoed in the whole of Europe.


Chest of privileges of the Kingdom of Dalmatia, Croatia and Slavonia, with Croatian legal documents, 1643
kept in the Croatian State Archives


Marko Marulic
's Evangelistarium published in Spanish in Madrid in 1655. Note Croatian Coat of Arms in the middle. Photo exhibited by The Split Literary Circle.

A part of the map of Illyrian provinces (roughly Croatia + Bosnia and Herzegovina) which had the privilege to use St. Jerome institutions in Rome, 1660.
(kept in Rome, in Papinski hrvatski zavod sv. Jeronima - Papal Croatian collegium of St. Jerome). See [Krasic, Počelo je u Rimu, p. 456].


photo from Croatian Historical Musem


The map is dedicated to Petar Zrinski, ban of Croatia. It was created at the workshop of Joannes Blaeu in Amsterdam as an addition to the work by Ivan Lucic, "De Regno Dalmatiae et Croatiae libri sex", Amsterdam, 1666. Blaeu had inserted the map in Atlas Maior in 1667, and dedicated it to the Croatian ban Petar Zrinski (bottom of the map, in the middle):

To the most illustrious and noble lord, Prince Peter of Zrin, the ban of the Kingdom of Dalmatia, Croatia and Slavonia, hereditary ban of the Littoral, hereditary captain of the Legrad fortress and Medimurje peninsula, master and hereditary prince of Lika, Odorje, Krbava, Omis, Klis, Skradin, Ostrovica, Bribir etc.., Master of Kostajnica and the sliver mine at Gvozdansko, councillor and chamberlain to his anointed imperial majesty, master Ioannes Blaeu dedicates this map.

The above text is from Croatian Historical Musem.

From the map of Illyricum in the book by Ivan Lucius Lucic:
De Regno Dalmatiae et Croatiae libri sex,
Amsterdam and Frankfurt, 1666

Akademia Dalmatinska, Hervatska, Slavonska in Zagreb, 1669.
Croatian Coat of Arms above the main entrance of the former
Jesuit gymnasium in Zagreb, founded in 1607 (today Gornjogradska gimnazija in the Upper Town of Zagreb) .
Leopold I., the Emperor of the Holy Roman Empire, issued a Diploma in 1669, by which the status and privileges of a university
were accorded to the Jesuit Academy in the Royal Free City of Zagreb. This represents the beginning of the University of Zagreb.

Shiled that Lovro Leder, nobleman from the Turopolje District, obtained in 1672.

Croatian Coat of Arms on the map of Croatia by Stjepan Glavac (Stephan M. Glavach), 1673
source [Novak et al, p. 108]


Fojnica Heraldry from 1675 (kept in Franciscan Monastery in Fojnica, Bosnia and Herzegovina)
the only collection of old coats of arms known in Bosnia and Herzegovina

Coat of Arms of Prince Zarko Drazojevic (1438-1508), from the Poljica Principality


Coat of Arms of Badovinac Vid, Zumberak, exhibited in the Museum of Zumberak in Stojdraga

Coats of arms of Croatia, Dalmatia and Slavonia of Nikola III Erdödy, ban (governor)
of the United Kingdom (Trojedna Kraljevina) of Croatia, Dalmatia and Slavonia 1680-1693.
The coats of arms are on his official ban's flag, and this is the oldest known such ban's flag.
The flag is kept in the Zagreb Cathedral. Photos by Sanjin Strukić.


Detail from a map of Croatia, with Croatian coat of arms,
from J.W. Valvazor: Die Ehre des Herzogturms Crain, IV, 1689


A detail from Coat of Arms of Pavao Ritter Vitezovic (1652- 1713), Croatian historian and writer.
More extensive biography is available in Croatian.


A detail from Ivan Einhart's painting "Croatian dignitaries at King Ladislav and the Queen", around 1690,
representing coat of arms of the Kingdom of Croatia, Slavonia (on the right) and Dalmatia (on the left).
Kept in the Zagreb City Museum.


Vienna (in Am Graben, not far from St. Stephen's Cathedral), Austria; Pestsäule (1693): Coat of Arms of Dalmatia, Croatia and Bosnia (Rama).
By the courtesy of Mr. Kristian Dumancic, Vienna.

Mr. Mijo Jurić by Croatian Coats of Arms in Am Graben in Vienna, Austria


Coat of Arms of the Brodaric family (a detail), Croatia, 1695, source [Molnar]


Croatian Coat of Arms on a map by Vicenzo Maria Coronelli, printed in Venice, 1697
source [Novak et al, p. 180]

An angel with Croatian Coat of Arms, previously on the altar of St. Luke in the Zagreb Cathedral (from 1703)
Photo from Croatian Encyclopaedia, Zagreb 1941

A detail from Seutter's map, Augsburg 1709


The inscription "Peace and Good" (Mir i dobro) in the Croatian Glagolitic Script,
at the main entrance of the Franciscan convent on the islet of Kosljun near the town of Punat
on the island of Krk


Ivan V Drašković, ~1660-1733
Ban (governor) of the United Kingdom of Croatia, Slavonia and Dalmatia


Croatian Coat of Arms (Croatien) in Sevnica, Slovenia, 17th century;
there are also nice wooden Coats of Arms of Slavonia (Schlavon.) Dalmatia (Dalmaci.),
and of the city of Zagreb (Agram)

The Coats of Arms were first placed in the lower palace in Sevnica,
and then moved to the upper palace, to its Conference hall
(many thanks to Blandina and Ante Markovic for information and photos)

Ivan Pálffy, Croatian ban (Governor) 1704-1732, ban of United Kingdom of Croatia, Slavonia and Dalmatia.
Portrait kept in the Croatian History Museum, Zagreb (detail).

Croatian Coat of Arms from 1732 in the church of St Kapistran in Ilok, Croatian town on the Danube river


Tablet in the church of St. Ivan Kapistran in Ilok:  


A shield in Prague, capital of Czechia, with Croatian coat of arms
(I do not know the year)


Bosiljevo and Medvedgrad

Coat of arms of the Plemenita turopoljska općinaNoble district of Turopolje from 1737,
where Bartol Jurjevic (or Gyurgievits) was born.

Coat of arms of the Plemenita turopoljska općinaNoble district of Turopolje from 1737


Croatian Coats of Arm from 1749.
By the courtesy of Josip Sersic and Mijo Juric, Vienna 2009.


The Baroque church of St. Martin Bishop, Donja Voca (north of Zagreb), mural by Ivan Ranger, 18th century


Official seal of the Zagreb zupanija (county),
with Croatian coat of arms, 1759,
Croatian coat of arms and the seal were granted by Queen Maria Theresia

Croatian Coat of Arms in the Cathedral of St. Lovrijenac, Lugano, Switzerland (date unknown), on a right pillar. 
The Croatian Coat of Arms is engraved also on bishop's chain in Lugano (we do not possess its photo). 
Information and photo by the courtesy of Mr. Seno Markulin, Sidney, Australia.


Two details from Regnum Croatiae, map of Croatian Kingdom by Johann van der Bruggen, Venice 1737
source [Novak et al, p. 54]

Regnum Croatiae, map of Croatian Kingdom (Johann van der Bruggen, Venice 1737). 
Source Old Adriatic Sea - Croatia maps

A monument from the town of Bakar from 1741; photo from [Ostric]

A detail from the Bakar monument.


A detail from the Coat of arms of the Severin County, 1778,
assigned by the Queen Maria Theresia; note Croatian tricolors on the sailing ship
source: Jozo Ivanovic, Croatian State Archives, 2006, ISBN 953-6005-78-6


Coat of Arms of the town of Bakar from 1779 drawn by Matija Mazic (1896); photo from [Ostric]

Dubica, Coat of Arms of the noble family of Mikašinović.
Source Katica Delić: Hrvatska Dubica u slici i riječi, Dubica 2013.


A detail from a Certificate of a Master Craftsman, 18th century
(kept in the Croatian State Archives in Zagreb)

Croatia's capital Zagreb in 1780


Countess Katarina Patacic (1750-1811), from the title page of her book Pesme Horvatzke (Croatian Poems), Varazdin 1781


Grb of the town of Karlovac, 1781

Konjička zastava (equestrian flag), United Kingdom of Croatia, Slavonia and Dalmatia, 1797, source


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