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A. Camoin & Cie, Casablanca & Marseille

Spanish Moroccan patttern

A. CAMOIN & Cie

J. B. Camoin started manufacturing playing cards in 1760, when they acquired woodblocks from N. Conver. Cards like those shown above and below were being produced by A. Camoin in Casablanca and Marseille until 1971. More recently, the same designs have been, and are currently being produced, by local Moroccan manufacturers  more →

Above: Cartes Espagnoles No.484 by A. Camoin, Marseille, c.1890.

This version of the Spanish National pattern was produced mainly for North Africa but it is also known in Ecuador. The Kings' feet are hidden beneath their robes and there are no beards or moustaches. All the horses are rearing.

Spanish Moroccan patttern, 19th century, reprinted from original woodblocks by Vito Arienti, Edizioni del Solleone, 1978

Above: Spanish Moroccan patttern, 19th century, facsimile edition reprinted from original woodblocks by Vito Arienti, Edizioni del Solleone, 1978.

Last Updated August 19, 2016 at 01:26am

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