From the Court Game of Geography, a pack of Playing Cards, published by William and Henry Rock at 11 Walbrook, London
This card, six of hearts, reflects Spain & Portugal’s position in Europe. Spain is bounded on the west by Portugal and the Atlantic Ocean. On the east by by the Mediterranean and on the north by the Bay of Biscay and the Pyrennean Mountains. The south is bordered by the Straits of Gibraltar
Portugal, the most westerly kingdom in Europe is bounded on the south and west by the Atlantic Ocean and on the north and east by Spain.
The card is from a plate made by Charles Hodges in 1828 – unchanged – so reflects the boundaries of a decade or more earlier.
The card is in good condition.
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This card, ten of diamonds, reflects China’s Boundaries in 1828 or earlier.
The Ace of Clubs represents the continent of Africa with some surrounding Countries
This card, nine of spades, reflects the Canadian borders of 1828 and depicts the Northern ‘British America’ and the Southern ‘United States’
8 Clubs depicts Marocco.The card is from a plate made by Charles Hodges in 1828 – unchanged – so reflects the boundaries of a decade or more earlier.
Ace of Spades – America
By 1838 Playing card makers/publishers were obliged by law to have a duty Ace of Spades for a suited pack of cards.
One can only assume that Rock Bros circumvented this law by calling the pack a ‘Game’ !
From the Court Game of Geography, a pack of Playing Cards, published by Charles Hodges of Portman Street, London; Card Maker to His Majesty.
The card measures approx: 65mm by 98mm.
Prussia is bounded on the north by the Baltic Sea and the Russian Territories. In the east by Lithuania, in the south by Great Poland and Silesia and on the west by Brandenburgh and Pomerania.
Europe is bounded in the north by the Frozen Ocean, in the east by Asia, on the south by the Mediterranean Sea and in the west by the Atlantic Ocean. It is 3,000 mile from Cape St Vincent to the mouth of the river Oby in the north east and 2500 miles broad from north to south.
The Kingdom of The Netherlands comprises the Belgian Provinces and Holland. It is bounded on the north and west by the German Ocean, on the east by Hanover and in the south by France.
From a pack of cards by Robert Morden known as “Morden Map Cards” or “Counties of England and Wales”.Robert Morden was located at The Atlas, Cornhill, London.
This is the Two of Clubs for the County ( Shire ) of CUMBERLAND.
The card shows the County with principle towns and features but without the named bordering Counties.It lists the Length’ Breath, Circumference and Distance from London as well as the Latitude.
The card is engraved with Black Stencilled Suit Sign ( Spades ) with double lined border.The card is in good condition.
From a pack of cards by Robert Morden known as “Morden Map Cards” or “Counties of England and Wales” – this is the second state of printing showing the names of adjacent counties which was not included in the first printing of May 1676.Robert Morden was located at The Atlas, Cornhill, London.This is the Queen of Hearts for the County ( Shire ) of HUNTINGTON.The Queen is supposed to be to the likeness of Catherine of Braganza and this likeness appears in the top panel with a Royal Crown centred in that panel.The card shows the County with principle towns and features but without the named bordering Counties.It lists the Length’ Breath, Circumference and Distance from London as well as the Latitude.The card is engraved with Red Stencilled Suit Sign ( Hearts ) with double lined border.The card is in good condition.
This card, eight of hearts, reflects France’s position bounded on the north by the English Channel and the Netherlands, on the east by Italy, Switzerland and Germany, from which it is separated by the Rhine. On the south by the Mediterranean and Pyrennean Mountains and on the west by the Bay of Biscay.
REF: CCG_FRA _081
The Continent of Asia is situated between 27 and 190 degrees of East, or 170of west latitude and between the Equator and 78 degrees of north latitude.
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