eminent domain

nova buggia

Apparently, the Bugg and Stripes was actually in use two hundred years earlier!


Mrs Bugg plants a triumphant flag on a beach, while Mr Bugg stands behind her with a sword, prepared to defend her against any pesky natives that might object to their land being so summarily claimed. A ship (with antennnae, natch) rides at anchor just offshore.

The text reads: “Junebugg 17, 1579: Sir Francis Buggke claims a land he calls Nova Buggia (modern Calibuggia) for Buggland.”