Playing Card Deck




From: Italy | Firenze

Curatorial Section: Historic

Object Number 19318
Current Location Collections Storage
Culture Italian | Florentine
Provenience Italy | Firenze
Date Made 1779
Section Historic
Materials Cardboard
Technique Engraving | Hand Painted
Iconography Geography

Playing Card Deck / Minchiate - Incomplete 94 out of 97 cards (Missing King of Cups; 6 of Wands; 6 of Swords). Cardboard. Engraving; hand painted. Good condition, some stains. Some cards have what appear to be hand-inked notations.

Educational / Geographical - Maps of the world by engraver Aniello Lamberti, 1779. Cards also published as an atlas/pocket book format by Lamberti, August. da Rabatta & Ioannes De Baillou, "Nuovo Atlante Generale metodico ed elementare tascabile per lo studio della geografia ed istoria antica e moderna : arricchite di varie carte delle nuove scoperte" 1779. Three cards/maps adapted from Captain Cook's maps of 1769-1770.

Card Back: Black-Blue-Gray crosses on off-white background.

Card Front: Each card with unique map, title and legend. Also small image and number corresponding to major and suits cards either in map or flanking title. Makers names appear on card XL - Judgement / World Map. (not numbered)

Credit Line Gift of Francis C. Macauley, 1896

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