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  ASIA 
 Tartary 

RABATTA, Augusto & BAILOU, Jean Baptist de. [An 18th century playing-card of Tartary]
La Tartaria anticamente Scythia intra et extra Imaum et Serica. Florence: Aniello Lamberti, 1779. Original colour. Sheet size 115 x 70mm.
A rare miniature map of Tartary engraved by Lamberti for the 'Minchiate', the Florentine version of the Tarot, which had each card marked with an arcane symbol. The full set was published in Augusto Da Rabatta and Jean Baptiste De Baillou's pocket atlas 'Nuovo Atlante Generale'. Information on the map is minimal, but an extensive key gives the names of the various regions.
[Ref: 13000]    £450.00 ($569 • €500 rates)


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