Mint, sealed double deck of cards printed by Grimaud c.1976, called "Les Grands Navigateurs. The cards feature wonderful original designs on the backs, Jokers, Aces and court cards by artist Jean Delpech that depict famous figures concerned with navigation, both real (Columbus, Magellan, Drake, etc.), and mythological (Neptune, Amphitrite), and places (Cape Horn, Indian Ocean). Included is a folded insert describing the persons and places shown. The images that show the faces of the Aces, Jokers, court cards, etc. are from an open deck, but both decks for sale are still sealed on the outside of the boxes. The cards are wide, measuring 88mm x 63mm.
If you would like just one of these decks, each is separately for sale for $25.
Reference: Fournier, Playing Cards, France 530.
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