The very rare card showing the card number 8 of the Kingdom of Sardinia (8 cities in Piedmont: Pinerolo, Mondovì, Cuneo, Carmagnola, Fossano ecc…) providing some geographical information on rivers, lakes and towns (and their distance in miles to Rome). 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