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Amorcillos 1790


‘Amorcillos’ (Cupids), a masterpiece from the golden age of Spanish playing cards by Clemente Roxas, Madrid, 1790.

Baraja “Neoclásica”, Madrid, 1810 1810

Baraja “Neoclásica”, Madrid, 1810

Baraja “Neoclásica” engraved by José Martínez de Castro, first published by Clemente Roxas, Madrid, 1810.

Clemente Roxas double-ended Spanish pack 1814

Clemente Roxas double-ended Spanish pack

Double-ended Spanish-suited playing cards published by Clemente de Roxas in Madrid, 1814.

Four Empires - Clemente Roxas 1805

Four Empires - Clemente Roxas

‘Four Empires’ playing cards produced by Clemente Roxas, c.1805.

Goyesca 1814


Baraja ‘Goyesca’ facsimile of original deck published in Madrid by Clemente de Roxas, 1814.

José Martínez de Castro, page 2 1812

José Martínez de Castro, page 2

The most noteworthy feature of its history is that this design has since been adopted for use in Sardinia, where it is now regarded as the standard local pattern.

Sarde Pattern 1975

Sarde Pattern

Sarde pattern published by Modiano, c.1975, based on early XIX century Spanish model.