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A: Venezia, Veneto, Italy

Card Printing in Venice Has Outside Competition

1441
<p>Eighteen cards from a pack of an early form of north Italian playing cards, with the swords back-to-back and curved outwards. Believed to be Venetian, dated 1462.</p>

Eighteen cards from a pack of an early form of north Italian playing cards, with the swords back-to-back and curved outwards. Believed to be Venetian, dated 1462.

An edict of the Council of Venice indicated that the card printing industry in this city was being interfered with by outside competition.

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