Above: frontispiece from Cartes des Rois de France by Stefano della Bella, Bibliothèque Nationale de France ark:/12148/bpt6k15187061►
Stefano della Bella (1610-1664) etched a series of French educational packs which were sold by Henri le Gras in Paris, c.1644.
The original frontispiece of Cartes des Rois de France is shown above.
These cards have been imitated from time to time, sometimes published as a book, and also reproduced as a facsmile by Edizioni del Solleone in 1986.
An original version can be viewed online at the Bibliothèque Nationale de France here►
Above: four cards from Cartes des Rois de France by Stefano della Bella for comparison with the facsimile shown below, Bibliothèque Nationale de France ark:/12148/bpt6k15187061►