“America” playing cards designed by Teodoro N Micianoand first published by Heraclio Fournier in 1960
Teodoro Miciano studied architecture and fine art and specialised in engraving, etching and lithography. Later he became a professor at the Escuela Superior de Bellas Artes de San Fernando (San Fernando School of Fine Arts, Madrid). The richly illuminated cards portray Pre-Columbian artwork. Spades depict Northeastern Native Indians; diamonds show North American Indians; Clubs portray the Incas and hearts the Aztec civilisation.