An "Astronomia" card game, by F. G. Moon, 1829,

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An "Astronomia" card game,
by F. G. Moon, 1829,
Sold for £ 562 (US$ 739) inc. premium

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An "Astronomia" card game,
by F. G. Moon, 1829,
square corners, engraving on paper mounted on card, hand-tinted, plain backs; an attractive astronomical game showing the planets, constellations, historical comets and signs of the zodiac with the appropriate scientific measurements (lacking two cards), in the original card box (lacking lid) and instruction pamphlet (incomplete), published by F. G. Moon, Threadneedle Street, 1829,
9.7cm x 6.5cm, [50/52].

Footnotes

  • Reference: The Carey Collection of Playing Cards, Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Yale University.

    An attractive and scarce pack of cards on an astronomical theme. The pack is divided into the four seasons: Summer (pink, Autumn (yellow), Winter (white) and Spring (blue). The zodiacal sign cards of or a greater value than the other cards. The suits are made up as follows: Spring- Aries, Luna, Jupiter, Saturn, Herschel, Tellus, Venus, Mars, Mercury, Pallas, Juno, Ceres, Vesta. The remaining suits are composed in the same way, except for the first two cards: Summer: Cancer, The Sun; Autumn: Libra, The Comet; Winter: Capricorn, The Orbits.
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