Now let s look at the Brazilian Imperial coat-of-arms , designed by Jean-Baptiste Debret, a French painter. This is the only imperial coat of arms nowadays left, a the others were destroyed by the Republicans. The dragons are decoratives. The one on
the left is holding a branch of coffee and the other holding one of tobacco which were the main economic products of that time. The armiflary sphere, symbolizing the routes performed by the Portuguese around the globe. The little stars are the symbol of our
provinces, at the time. At the top is the beautiful Imperial Crown.