A continuation of the survey of designs used in Central and South America.
Anonymous Mexican Playing Card Manufacturers
Anonymous Mexican playing cards, finely engraved and coloured on good card stock, first quarter of the 1800s.
Two colourful Mexican packs by an anonymous manufacturer titled “As Vencedores” on the ace of coins, designed in the Mexican style, based on the Spanish ‘Castilian’ pattern
“Baraja Charra” with paintings by Ernesto Icaza, 2002
“Baraja Hispanoamericana” published by Asescoin, with artwork by Ortuño, illustrates memorable people from the discovery, colonisation and subsequent liberation of Hispanic America
Baraja Taurina Mexicana Toranzo with paintings by Antonio Navarrete, 2003
40-card Spanish-suited woodblock and stencil pack made in Mexico by Bartolo Borrego, 1836.
Productos Camacho, c.2003
Cards from a Mexican pack c.1835; maker unknown
Naipe Fino 'El Fenix' playing cards by Clemente Jacques y Cia, Mexico
Naipes El León
Grupo Editorial RAF S.A. de C.V. (founded 1962) has branches throughout Mexico.
Maya Playing Cards, plus a multi-lingual leaflet published by Mundo Maya / Creaciones Artesanales del Sureste and a booklet describing the history of the Mayas, inside a specially made artesanal box.
Naipe Victoria by Clemente Jacques
Naipes Gacela & Gacelita
Naipes Nacionales designed by Manuel Bayardi and published by Clemente Jacques y Cia, Mexico c.1940
Naipes tamaño Mignon, La Cubana, S.A. (Fabrica de Naipes El Aguila), Mexico, c.1960
Naipes 'Pierrot' 125 manufactured by Orpamex, S.A., Mexico
MEXICO shares a long tradition with Spain in the field of playing cards. The Estanco de Naipes (playing-card monopoly) was established in 1576.
‘Naipes Soberano’ published by Productora de Naipes y Confetti, S.A., Mexico, c1990s
Baraja Tonalamatl Mexican Aztec playing cards based on the prehispanic Codex Borgia manuscript.