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Ibero-American Deck, 1929 1929

Ibero-American Deck, 1929

Ibero-American Deck, designed by L. Palao, 1929.

Latin American Playing Cards

Latin American Playing Cards

Playing cards had been introduced to the Americas with explorers such as Columbus or Cortés, whose fellow countrymen were keen gamblers. Cards were imported from Spain since the 16th century. Local production usually imitated Spanish cards.