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2 2 : Bowes, W 1590


From a set of playing cards bearing the initials W.B. A very small map in a 48mm square panel. The engraver may have been Augustine Ryther, one of Saxton's engravers. In 1590 there were 52 English and Welsh counties - the ideal number for representing them in a set of cards. The suits are named after points of the compass. Within each suit the cards are numbered with roman numerals in proportion to the size of the counties. Hence Wiltshire in IX in the South suit.

The whole pack was printed from four plates. There was only one edition and only 3 or 4 sets of cards are known to exist.

Examples can be found in the following English County Atlases.
2 : Bowes (A pack of playing cards) 1590 in state 1

Examples (1)

Ref: 29003
State: 1
Date: 1590

Wanted

Wiltshire Maps
Saxton, Christopher
Bowes, W
Van den Keere, Pieter
Bowes, W
Saxton-Kip
Speed, John
Drayton, Michael
Bill, John
Van Langeren, Jacob
Jenner, Thomas
Blaeu, Jan
Jansson, Jan
Overton, John
Blome, Richard
Blome, Richard
Morden, Robert
Redmayne, William
Seller, John
Morden, Robert
Morden, Robert
Lenthall, John
Owen & Bowen
Moll, Herman
Seale, Richard William
Badeslade, Thomas
Cowley, John
Rocque, John
Simpson, Samuel
Osborne, Thomas
Kitchin & Jefferys
Kitchin, Thomas
Exshaw, John
Seale, R W
Bickham, George
Bowen, Emanuel
Bowen, Emanuel
Gibson, John
Meijer, Pieter
Kitchin, Thomas
Bowen, Emanuel
Ellis, Joseph
Bowen, T
Kitchin, Thomas
Andrews & Dury
Conder, Thomas
Cary, John
Harrison, John
Cary, John
Cary, John
Lodge, John
Aiken, John
Tunnicliff, William
Baker, Benjamin
Smith, Charles
Cary, John
Luffman, J
Butters, R
Cary, John
Cooke
Cooper, H
Roper / Cole
Cary, John
Wallis, James
Wallis, James
Neele, Samuel John
Rowe, Robert
Langley & Belch
Neele, Samuel John
Hall / Leigh
Neele & Son
Reid, W.H.
Greenwood, C & J
Miller, Robert
Dix
Cary, John
Gardner / Smith
Perrot, Aristide Michel
Ebden / Duncan
Pass, J
Greenwood, C & J
Murray, T L
Teesdale, Henry
Creighton, R
Hall, Sidney
Dawson, R K
Nichols & Son
Cobbett, W
Fullarton, Archibald
Archer / Pinnock
Creighton, R
Walker, J & C
Moule, Thomas
Pigot, J
Pigot & Slater
Archer, J
Becker & Co
Bacon
Bartholomew / Philip
Hughes, W
Bartholomew / W H Smith
Weller, Edward
Johnston
Johnston
Weller, F S


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