Playing Card and Games from 17th Century, Gaming Counters and Counter Boxes

1795 - SYSTEMATICAL COMPENDIUM OF GEOGRAPHY - PLAYING CARDS - additional pictures

Great early Geographical interest besides being a deck of playing cards obviously designed to educate whilst being entertaining. They also seem to have avoided playing card duty. Not all information on the cards would not be exactly PC these days and are a wonderful insight into the life and times of the inhabitants

The indices KQJ are used as initial letters of Kingdoms, Quarter and Jslands Values appears within suit sign on pip cards – hearts and diamonds have red border, small stars appears on the border of court card

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