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Re: Playing Cards
Poster: David KUIJT <email@example.com>
Bridgette Kelly MacLean wrote describing the Hunting Deck in the
I've got a few small corrections and additions to her note.
Two minor corrections: I believe that the Hunting deck is French in
origin, not German; further, I think it is dated to the later 15th century
(not as early as 1450).
Some additions: the Hunting deck, like the Hofamterspiel, Cary-Yale
Visconti, Visconti-Sforza, or the circular copper-point engraving deck by
Master E.S. of 1466, was never intended to be played with.
The later 15th century was a period of experimentation into alternative
suit-signs from the standard Italian/Spanish suit signs (Coins, Swords,
Batons, and Cups). The German, Swiss, and French suit systems arose in
the last half of the 15th century, as did a wide variety of suit signs
that did not gain general acceptance. The period of experimentation seems
to have mostly ended by the middle of the 16th century.
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