The very rare card showing Genoa as king Jack of the Kingdom of “Genoa and Corse”. It provides some essential geographical information on the city.
Published by Nicholas De Poilly in Paris in 1763. A collector’s items.
From a pack of playing cards where the value of each card is indicated by the number of towns on it, and each suit by the colour. The court cards, bearing heads of kings, queens and knaves, have statistical details inside a panel of hanging drapery. Cfr. British Museum 1906,0723.36.1-51