1588 this 52-card deck is based on one of the most significant works of
Jost Amman, one of the more prolific artists of the German Renaissance.
German printers experimented with a wide range of suit symbols, this
deck uses Books, Jars, Printers' Ink Pads and Cups. (See the video below for a closer look a the deck) As was common in German cards, there are no jacks and queens, but rather the German equivalents of an “unter” (“under” with the suit sign at the bottom of the card), an Ober (“over” with the suit sign at the top of the card)
and kings on horseback. It also features a female figure as the 10 of
each suit. The backs are blank as was most common on early cards. They
are about 3.5 " x 2.25" the size of a modern "Bridge deck," and printed
on uncoated card stock for a historic look and feel. They are blank on
the backs as was most common for early cards.
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!6th Century German Cards
- Product Code: German Cards
- Availability: In Stock