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Astronomical Cards

From: Cary Collection of Playing Cards

Astronomical Cards

From: Cary Collection of Playing Cards

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Date: [ca. 1717]
Publisher: John Lenthall, at the Talbot against St. Dunstan's Church, Fleet Street, London
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Description:
Suit System: French
Type: Original Design
Process: Engraving
Back: Plain
Borders: Square
Corners: Square
Composition of Deck: 52 [A, K, Q, J, 10-2].
Aces: As indicated by "I"; AS: Draco; AH: Perseus; AD: Cepheus; AC: Great Bear
Court Cards: KS: Crown; QS: LIBRA; JS: Little Bear; KH: LEO; QH: Peacock; JH: CAPRICORNUS; KD: ARIES / Triangle; QD: Cassiopea; JD: Cornus; KC: Lyra; QC: Crater; JC: Auriga / Hircus
Pipcards and Jokers: Pip cards numbered X-II; S:Triangle / Altar, Flying Fish, Engonasi, Cetus, Orion, VIRGO, Cor Caroli / Coma Beremces, Hercules, Bootes; H: Indian, Crane, Pisces Austrinus, Argo, AQUARIUS, Great Dog, TAURUS, Lepus, CANCER; D:Dorado / [magnitude key], Phoenix / Toucan / Snake, Fluvius, Camelion, Lupus, The Crosiers, SCORPIO, Centaur, PISCES, Little Dog, Aquila / Antinous, Andromeda.
Taxation: Stamp on AS, red: [filigree, crown] VI Pence.
Notes and References: Journal I, I (August, 1972, 2-3; 2-2(November, 1973), 2, 16-19; J.Kaiser 1960, pp.16 fig.3e; 18, 1a; S.Mann 1966, p.137; Lady Schreiber 1892, I, plates 72, 76a. Errors may have been made in the assignation of the suits.
Physical Description:
86 X 55 mm.
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Curatorial Area: Beinecke Library
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Object ID: 11531884
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