French geographical card game

Geographie historiques des Dames. France, n.d. (c. 1825).

87/87 playing cards. 69 x 87 mm (cards), 80 x 165 mm (box); Original gilt box. Hand-coloured etching.

Very rare French geographical game with 86 geographical cards, depicting the different departments of France, and 1 title card. The backs of the cards are divided in two, with information about the department on the left and on the right, a biography of a famous woman from there. The box is worn and slightly damaged, the cards are in very good condition. The box has two further shelfs probably for dices or other game pieces which are lacking.

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