Fancy costume packs were trending around this period and there had been a succession of finely engraved packs by Spanish designers and manufacturers such as Clemente Roxas, Josef Monjardín, Martínez de Castro. This military-style costume pack was published by Anton Llombart, Barcelona, in 1815. Some of the numeral cards are elegantly decorated with leaves and flowers; the four of cups has a lion motif inside an oval with the arms of Barcelona. The coins have the arms of Aragon, except the ace, which has those of Leon and Castile.
Llombart also produced another pack in c.1820 which became known as the Llombart pattern as it was widely imitated.
O’Donoghue, Freeman M: Catalogue of the collection of playing cards bequeathed by Lady Charlotte Schreiber, Trustees of the British Museum, London, 1901 (Spanish 1)
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A limited edition art print of the King of Diamonds 1984 woodblock joker.
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Review of “Trzes’ Moorish Deck” facsimile published by Ulrich Kaltenborn, Berlin, 2023.
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Baraxa Galega designed by F. Perez Llamosas and published by Naipes Heraclio Fournier, 1983.