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Calendario Inka

“Calendario Inka” playing cards published by Power Casinos, Lima, Peru, c.2004.

“Calendario Inka” playing cards are based on the historic 16th century chronicle by Felipe Guamán Poma de Ayala, in which the ancient Andean history, the rise of the Inca empire, the Spanish conquest in the 1530s and early colonial society and government are documented.

The pack is one of several published by Power Casinos, Lima, Peru, c.2004.   See also: Inka Dynasty playing cards

“Calendario Inka” playing cards published by Power Casinos, Lima, Peru, c.2004 “Calendario Inka” playing cards published by Power Casinos, Lima, Peru, c.2004

Above: “Calendario Inka” playing cards based on historic 16th century designs of Felipe Guamán Poma de Ayala, published by Power Casinos, Lima, Peru, c.2004. Cards numbers 1 - 12 correspond to the twelve months of the year, whilst the four Kings (number 13) depict Manco Capac, the first Inka. The cards have square corners, 52 cards + 2 Jokers in box.


Further References

Guamán Poma de Ayala, Nueva corónica y buen gobierno (1615): online here

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Curator and editor of the World of Playing Cards since 1996. He is a former committee member of the IPCS and was graphics editor of The Playing-Card journal for many years. He has lived at various times in Chile, England and Wales and is currently living in Extremadura, Spain. Simon's first limited edition pack of playing cards was a replica of a seventeenth century traditional English pack, which he produced from woodblocks and stencils.


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