The Stars And Stripes flag that was included on the Mondhare Flag Sheet, published in 1781 at Paris, bears a higher than wide canton consisting of four rows of three five-point stars on a blue background. What makes this flag different than many others is the addition of the French fleur-de-lys above the stars in the canton. The fleur-de-lys in this flag functions as the thirteenth 'star'.
The addition of the fleur-de-lys was perhaps an attempt to represent the alliance between the United States and France.
A variation of this flag was included on a flag sheet published by Matthews Seutter in 1782 at Augsberg. Known as the Lotter Seutter Flag Sheet, the variation of this flag includes thirteen stars plus the fleur-de-lys in the canton.