The Bowes Playing cards of 1590

A quick look at a fascinating set of playing cards, recently acquired by the British Library. I imagine that, just like my Raisin Splitz illusion cards, they’d be very distracting for the players though.

http://britishlibrary.typepad.co.uk/magnificentmaps/2014/10/new-acquisition-the-bowes-playing-cards-of-1590.html

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About randomactsofcartography
I'm a software product engineer and map nerd. Although I work in GIS, I prefer paper maps to Google maps, vinyl to mp3s, box brownies to digital cameras, FM to DAB, etc., etc. Pass me my pipe and slippers.

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