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Duval, P. (Pierre), 1619–1682
Les tables de geographie, reduites en un jeu de cartes / par P. Du-Val ... ; Cordier sculp.
Additional Title(s):
Tables de geographie, reduites en vn ieu de cartes
A Paris : Chez Melle. Du Val, fille de l'auteur ..., [ca. 1680?]
Physical Description:
1 sheet ([1] p.) : ill., col. maps ; image 41 x 55 cm
Rare Books and Manuscripts
Folio C 2010 2p
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
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Copyright Status:
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BEIN BrSides Folio 2013 82: Reinforced at bottom with strip of contemporary paper. Manuscript number in upper right corner: 5.
Sheet of 52 cartographic playing cards, i.e. 13 each of 4 suits (hearts, diamonds, spades and clubs). Each suit is assigned to a continent or continents (hearts to Europe, diamonds to Asia, spades to Africa and clubs to the Americas) and contains 3 face cards, each with medallion portrait, and 10 numbered cards (ace through ten), each with a list of facts about a nation or region on that continent. At head of sheet are four small continental maps: "L'Afrique" and "L'Amerique" flanking a dedication to Louis, Dauphin of France (1661-1711); "L'Europe" and "L'Asie" flanking the title.
"A Paris. Chez Melle. Du Val, fille de l'auteur sur le Quay de l'Orloge, proche le coin de la rüe de Harlay sur l'ancien Buis. Avec privilege de sa Majesté."
Engraved broadside (vertical chain lines).
"Cordier" is Robert Cordier. Cf. Yasha Beresiner, "Cartographic and map playing cards 1590-1798," InterCol London (intercol.co.uk) [Internet resource].
"A Monseigneur le Dauphin, Par son tres-humble, tres-obeissant, et tres-fidele serviteur, P. du Val, Geographe du Roy."
BAC: British Art Center copy mounted on heavy sheet, with marbled paper border. Uncolored.
Subject Terms:
Geographical recreations -- Specimens -- Early works to 1800.
Geography -- Early works to 1800.
Playing cards -- Specimens -- Early works to 1800.
Playing cards -- France -- Paris -- 1680.
Games -- France.
Recreations -- France.
Engravings -- 1680.
Cordier, Robert (Engraver), engraver.

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