Perfectly at home in your waistcoat pocket, or scattered about your gaming table, these playing cards published by Harry Margary are a real talking point. Each card in each themed deck bears a different image taken from an original period engraving. Marvellous for distracting your competitors at piquet but just make sure you keep your own eyes on the game!
Each card measures approximately 3.9" x 2.5" (9.9cm x 6.4cm) (the Transformation cards are just a fraction bigger). Cards are made of thick white card, with image and characters on one side and blank white backs. Each deck of cards is supplied in its own handy white cardboard box.
Facsimiles of a deck originally published in 1676, these cards form a small Atlas of England and Wales (and the first Atlas to indicate roads!).
Each card represents a County, as described in the Preliminary Card, headed "The Explanation of These Cards”. The King depicted on the cards is Charles II and the Queen is his wife, Catherine of Braganza.
"The 52 Countries (sic) of England and Wales, described in a Pack of Cards ... Sold by Robert Morden at the Atlas in Cornhill, Will. Berry at the Globe in the Strand, Robert Green in Budge Row, and George Minikin at the King's Head in S. Martin's."