Nr. 448: Il Piemonte..
“Il Piemonte del Rè di Sardegna”. At top of the card a roughly half page map of Piemonte and Nizza, at bottom an engraved enumeration of the different provinces with their capitals and a depiction of a baton. Playing card to play the Florentine version of the tarot play, the “Minchiate”, designed by Augusto da Rabatta and Jean-Bapt. de Baillou. Engraving with original colour by Aniello Lamberti from his “Nuovo Atlante Generale Metodico, ed Elementare Tascabile”, Florence 1779. 9, 6 x 5, 5 cm.
Extremely rare playing card map. No. X of baton suite. – Strong impression, the contemporary colour freshly preserved. Cut to or slightly outside platemark. Laid down on thin writing paper and mask-framed in cut-out laid paper with ample margins, mounted in the 18th century. Faint staining in mask-margin only.