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Russie en Europe.
Vienna 1785 - Engraved playing card, with original hand-colour, with engraved place names in French in the lower part of the card. Dimensions: 115 by 65mm. The card features a miniature map to its upper part with a key in French below with references to counties and towns. In this card the suitmarks have been replaced by coloured squares and a number followed by a small square follows each title. According to Sylvia Mann and David Kingsley, following comparison with other sets, this number appears to be a measurement of the area of the region depicted, "possibly in German miles". 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.10; King, Geoffrey, 'Minature Antique Maps', p.162.
      [Bookseller: Shapero Rare Books]
Last Found On: 2016-10-06           Check availability:      ZVAB    


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