19th century Portuguese pattern, re-printed from original woodblocks
Whist No. 32 - Cartas de Jogar Nunes
Portuguese Conjuring Playing Cards, c.1850
Fragment of a sheet of archaic Spanish-suited 'Dragon' playing cards found during restoration of a house in Antwerp built between 1559 and 1574
Playing Cards by J J Nunes, Lisbon, Portugal
The Real Fábrica de Cartas de Jogar was founded in 1769, by Royal Charter of King José, under the master craftsman Lorenzo Solezio, brother of Félix Solesio who ran the Spanish Real Fábrica at Macharaviaya.