Mathematical Instruments, Thomas Tuttell, c.1700
An elaborately engraved pack of cards forming an instrument maker's trade catalogue. Each card has a title within a fancy cartouche, with a miniature playing card in the top right corner. An illustration of the use of the various instruments used in surveying, navigation, fortification & gunnery, mining, engineering, astronomy, etc., is shown with a description below. The Four of Diamonds features an almanac for the year 1701. The Nine of Clubs has a tax stamp. Plain backs.