Spain has played a pivotal role in the history of playing cards in Europe and Latin America.
Gambling and Vice in the Hours of Charles V: card-playing in the local tavern
Fifth Centenary of the Discovery of America by Heraclio Fournier, 1992.
“Familias de 7 Paises” card game published by Naipes H. Fournier S.A, Vitoria, 1979.
Baraja Carlos IV, Félix Solesio en la Real Fábrica de Macharaviaya, 1800.
Archaic Navarra pattern produced for the Pamplona General Hospital Monopoly by Pedro Varangot in 1786.
“Romance Español” designed by Carlos Sáenz de Tejada and published by Heraclio Fournier in various editions since 1951.
Baraja “Neoclásica” engraved by José Martínez de Castro, first published by Clemente Roxas, Madrid, 1810.
“Baraja Mitológica” was first published in Madrid in c.1815 by Josef Monjardín from engravings by José Martínez de Castro.
“Europe” designed by Teodoro N. Miciano and printed by Heraclio Fournier in 1962, portraying XIV century European fashions.
Naipe Nacional designed by the architect, illustrator and artist Luis Alemany (1886-1943).
Catalan pattern by unusual manufacturer from Madrid, J. Muñoz, Getafe, c.1870s.
‘El Cid’ playing cards manufactured by Simeon Durá, Valencia, Spain.
“XVI Century European Naval Powers” deck illustrated by Isabel Ibáñez de Sendadiano and produced by Heraclio Fournier in 1981.
Ancient Civilisations playing cards designed by Celedonio Perellón, produced by Heraclio Fournier, 1973.
“Habemus Boda” deck celebrating the royal wedding of Prince Felipe and Princess Letizia of Spain with cartoons by Sir Cámara