1915 Rare DONDORF Four Continents No.27 Miniature Playing Cards

95.00 

  • Design: Friedrich Karl Hausmann
  • Chromolithography, with rounded corners and borders
  • Made in Frankfurt, Germany
  • 52 cards (complete)
  • Nice vintage condition overall / cards show wear from age and use / damaged box
  • Very collectible

Only 1 left in stock

Description

Hard-to-find set of ‘Four Continents’ miniature playing cards still in the original box marked B. Dondorf, G.M.B.H., No. 27, Patience-Karten, 52 Blatt. The four Aces each have two landscape scenes from their corresponding part of the world. The Ace of Clubs shows coconut palms and Lake Moeris (Egypt), on Hearts we see an Italian forest and a German medieval castle, Spades the Great Wall of China and Indian palms, on Diamonds the Niagara Falls and South American Pampas. The court cards depict stereotyped persons from each of the Four Continents. In this edition the captions on the four Aces are in French but versions with German captions were also produced.

Additional information

Weight 0.08 kg
Dimensions 6.7 × 4.5 × 1.5 cm