View single post by AdamMcLean
 Posted: Thu Sep 1st, 2011 04:17 pm
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Location: Glasgow, United Kingdom
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Over the last few weeks I have been colouring the engravings of the Astronomical card game, which was published as illustrations in the book Das Astronomische Kartenspiel, Nurnberg, 1656. I was immediately taken by these engravings which are based on the Uranometria of Johann Bayer printed at Augsburg in 1603. The astronomical card game has the standard 52 cards with the four suits of hearts, acorns, bells and leaves which was usual for German playing cards of that period. Once I have completed the colouring I will make this into a book for my Art Books Series.

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