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[RABATTA, Augusto da (and) BAILLOU, Jean-Baptist de].

[Near East] XVII. Turchia in Asia antic.e Asia Minor et Syria del Gran-Signore Governo Dispotico.

Stock Code
104138
[Florence, Aniello Lamberti, 1779
£350

Rare playing card map. Designed to play the Florentine version of the tarot game, the 'Minchiate'.

The card features a miniature map to its upper part with a table of towns and rivers below.

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Description

Engraved playing card map, fine original hand-colour, cut to or slightly outside platemark, laid down on thin writing paper and tipped-in to contemporary laid paper.

Bibliography

Mann Collection, 1125; Mann, Sylvia & Kingsley, David, 'Map Collectors' Circle No. 87: Playing Cards Depicting maps of the British Isles, and of English and Welsh Counties', p. 23, No.11; King, Geoffrey, 'Minature Antique Maps', p.160.

Stock ID:104138

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