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Astronomia

From: Cary Collection of Playing Cards

Astronomia

From: Cary Collection of Playing Cards

Call Number:
Date: 1829
Publisher: Published by F. G. Moon...
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Description:
Suit System: Spring, Summer, Autumn, Winter
Type: Game
Process: Engraving, hand coloration.
Back: Plain
Borders: Square, striped pattern
Corners: Square
Packaging: Slip case: ASTRONOMIA / [woman with scientific instruments looks at the moon] / LONDON / PUBLISHED BY F.G. MOON, 20, THREADNEEDLE STREET / 1829 / [zodiacal signs]; outer slip case, black.
Composition of Deck: 52 [4 seasons, each with a zodiacal sign, a luminary, and the planets], instruction booklet, 1831 edition.
Notes and References: The zodiacal sign cards are of greater value than the other cards. The composition of the suits is as follows: Spring (blue): Aries, Luna, Jupiter, Saturn, Herschel, Tellus, Venus, Mars, Mercury, Pallas, Juno, Ceres, Vesta. The remaining suits are composed in the same way, except for the first two cards: Summer (red): Cancer, The Sun; Autumn (yellow): Libra, The Comet; Winter (white); Capicorn, The Orbits.
Physical Description:
96 x 64 mm.
Rights:
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Curatorial Area: Beinecke Library
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High Resolution (image/tiff)
Object ID: 10995117
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