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  • Object type

  • Museum number

    1906,0723.36.1-51

  • Description

    Incomplete pack with 51 of 52 geography playing-cards. The four suits are devoted to the four quarters of the globe, the aces giving the name of the continent, and the remainder giving information respecting them. The value of each card is indicated by the number of towns on it, and each suit by the colour. The court cards, bearing heads of kings, queens and knaves, have statistical details inside a panel of hanging drapery.

    Etching, suit-marks coloured
    Backs plain
    Circa 1763

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  • Producer name

  • School/style

  • Date

    • 1763
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 88 millimetres
    • Width: 64 millimetres
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Content

        All the cards bear lines of explanatory text.
  • Curator's comments

    The missing card is the VII of Africa.
    Information from notes on wrapper.

  • Location

    Not on display (Playing-cards Additional)

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    1906

  • Department

    Prints & Drawings

  • Registration number

    1906,0723.36.1-51

  • Additional IDs

    • F. 7
Incomplete pack with 51 of 52 geography playing-cards. The four suits are devoted to the four quarters of the globe, the aces giving the name of the continent, and the remainder giving information respecting them. The value of each card is indicated by the number of  towns on it, and each suit by the colour. The court cards, bearing heads of kings, queens and knaves, have statistical details inside a panel of hanging drapery.    Etching, suit-marks coloured  Backs plain  Circa 1763

Incomplete pack with 51 of 52 geography playing-cards. The four suits are devoted to the four quarters of the globe, the aces giving the name of the continent, and the remainder giving information respecting them. The value of each card is indicated by the number of towns on it, and each suit by the colour. The court cards, bearing heads of kings, queens and knaves, have statistical details inside a panel of hanging drapery. Etching, suit-marks coloured Backs plain Circa 1763

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