Les tables de geographie, reduites en un jeu de cartes / par P. Du-Val ... ; Cordier sculp.

Duval, P. (Pierre), 1619-1682.
Other Title:
Tables de geographie, reduites en vn ieu de cartes
A Paris : Chez l'auteur ..., [1669]
1 sheet ([1] p.) : ill., col. maps ; 44 x 60 cm.
Geographical recreations -- Early works to 1800.
Card games -- Early works to 1800.
Geography -- Early works to 1800
Playing cards -- Specimens -- Early works to 1800.
Place of Publication:
France Paris.
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 l'Auteur sur le Quay de l'Orloge, pres le Palais; Avec privilege de Sa Maïesté, pour 20. Ans. 1669."
Engraved broadside (vertical chain lines).
Red suits (hearts and diamonds) hand-colored; hand-colored maps.
"Cordier" is Robert Cordier. Cf. Yasha Beresiner, "Cartographic and map playing cards 1590-1798," InterCol London ( [Internet resource].
"A Monseigneur le Dauphin, Par son tres-humble, tres-obeissant, et tres-fidele serviteur, P. du Val, Geographe du Roy."
Local notes:
Acquired for the Penn Libraries with assistance from the Friends of the Library Endowment Fund.
Penn Libraries copy disbound from a nonce volume.
Penn Libraries copy has ms. numeral ("6") in head outer corner of sheet.
Penn Libraries copy shelved with ephemera and bookseller's description.
Penn Chronology:
Cordier, Robert, d. 1673.
Friends of the Library Endowment Fund.
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