Historians consider that in the early period of the city history Kharkiv had in its emblem on field Or tighted bow and arrow Sable. The first mention about that emblem could be found in "Chronogeographical description of the Kharkiv" issued in 1767. In that picture was also used another range of colors - a vert field and an or bow. The picture of the bow with the arrow on the emblem of the town was till formation in 1785 of Slobids'ko-Ukrainian province. Image on site V.Napytkin.