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Card Almanac for 1817

C. F. Osiander fromTübingen, who had already printed card almanacs for Cotta, designed and edited in 1817 the

(Card almanac for contemporary times, designed and engraved by C. F. Osiander)
In reality this is not a real 'almanac', as the cards were accompanied only by a two-page leaflet with descriptions.

The court cards were dedicated to the states successful against Napoleon (Clubs = Russia, Spades = England, Hearts = Prussia, Diamonds = Austria). They show a military leader, an allegory, and a soldier, respectively.

The pip cards are designed as transformation cards with motifs from different areas.

© Peter Endebrock, 04 June 2000