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  • Object type

  • Museum number

    1896,0501.709.1-35

  • Description

    Complete piquet pack of 32 playing-cards for cartomancy (Etteilla), plus three extra cards
    Hand-coloured etching
    Backs plain
    Accompanied by book of instructions
    1806

  • Producer name

  • School/style

  • Date

    • 1806
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 85 millimetres
    • Width: 53 millimetres
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Content

        Each card has in its centre a representation of a smaller card surrounded by various words and numbers. Printed on two of the extra cards is "No. 1 Etteilla ou le Questionant". One of these cards also bears the addresses "A Paris chez Mme. Ve. Gueffier Relieuse, rue Galande No.61. Croisey Md. Papetier rue de la Huchette No. 19".
  • Curator's comments

    One of the three extra cards represents Etteilla as a magician in his study. The pack is accompanied by a book of instructions entitled "Le Nouvel Etteilla ou Moyen Infaillible de tirer les Cartes et de lire dans L'Avenir...Imprimé a Andrinople et se trouve à Paris chez la Veuve Gueffier", etc., 1806.

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  • Bibliography

    • Schreiber French 56 bibliographic details
  • Location

    Not on display (Playing-cards Schreiber F.56)

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    1896

  • Department

    Prints & Drawings

  • Registration number

    1896,0501.709.1-35

Complete piquet pack of 32 playing-cards for cartomancy (Etteilla), plus three extra cards <br/>Hand-coloured etching<br/>Backs plain<br/>Accompanied by book of instructions<br/>1806

Complete piquet pack of 32 playing-cards for cartomancy (Etteilla), plus three extra cards
Hand-coloured etching
Backs plain
Accompanied by book of instructions
1806

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