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Grand jeu de la géographie avec costumes coloriées.[Paris?, engraved ca. 1830, issued ca. 1840?]. 18mo (11 x 7 cm). A complete deck of 25 numbered, engraved playing cards on laid paper, each card with a pictorial image (6.5 x 5.5 cm) (the image generally with 4 costume figures). The 25 cards and label therefore show 107 costume figures. Each card is backed with light blue laid paper, coloured by hand as published and kept in a slipcase with the original publisher's engraved label.
Very rare deck of engraved playing cards for the "grand jeu de la géographie", an educational card game to teach people about clothing styles and cultural characteristics of all countries and regions of the world, with "the most decorative and delightful color prints" (Hargrave). Each card shows a scene with costume figures, usually with a man and woman from one country or region in the foreground, with the topographic name below the scene followed by a text describing the country or region (usually including the name of its capital city) and the nature of its people. Hargrave also notes that in these costume figures, "the inhabitants of even the most far-away countries ... are French to their fingertips, and are utterly charming". The comments on the nature of the people in various cultures may tell us more about French views of exotic peoples than about the peoples themselves, but they are surprisingly free of most of the frequent stereotypes of "primitive" societies.The foreground figures cover Europe (cards 1-6 & 8: France, England, Austria, Savoy, Spain, Hungary and Corsica); Asia (cards 7 & 9-14: Turkey, China, Persia (Iran), the Mughal Empire, Circassia on the northeast coast of the Black Sea, the Maldives and Siam (Thailand)); Africa (cards 16-18: the Barbary Coast, "Juida" (Whydah or Ouida, now part of Benin) and "Cazégut" (Ponta?) in the Bijagós islands off Guinea); America (cards 15, 19-20 & 22: "Tschoutki" (Chugach) in southern Alaska, Peru, California (the Baja peninsula) and Acadia (Nova Scotia)) and the South Pacific (cards 21, 23-25: Santa Christina (Tahuata … [Klicken Sie unten für eine ausführliche Beschreibung]
Verkäufer: ASHER Rare Books (Since 1830) [Netherlands]
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