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The historic Tarots gallery

This gallery presents the 22 major Arcana of a selection of historical Tarots of Marseilles and said “ of Marseilles ” of reference,
resulting from museums and private collections, having served as models for the Tarot of Marseilles Millennium Edition.
Some, previously unknown of the public, are shown here in color for the first time.
This gallery was realized with the cooperation of Yves Reynaud, with whom Wilfried Houdouin created
Tarot de Marseilles Heritage, dedicated to the republication of the most beautiful historic Tarots.

• TAROT FROM PIERRE MADENIÉ •
Dijon 1709, France

   This Tarot is the oldest Tarot of Marseilles referenced of the “ type II ” category (Cf. Frequently asked questions), considered all over the world as the standard model, most people commonly refer to. Due to the correctness of its cannon, the quality of its engraving, and the very good preservation of its colors, this deck is also one of the most beautiful. It constitutes the very main model of the Tarot of Marseilles Millennium Edition, which was finalized in 2009, year of the 300th anniversary of this magnificent Tarot. The copy presented here is preserved in the Swiss national Museum of Zurich, the only known complete copy of this deck to this day. It is hoped by the above-mentioned researchers that other copies are preserved in private collections, as well as some other Tarot decks unknown by the public. So, the collectors who wish to participate to complete the inventory of the Tarots said “ of Marseilles ”, to help advance the research and eventually to reveal these treasures to the public, are very welcome, and invited to contact the author of this website.

This Tarot has been republished, complete and faithful to the original, by Yves Reynaud
and Wilfried Houdouin. It is available on the sale in the Tarot de Marseilles Heritage.

VII LE CHARIOR • Pierre Madenié, Dijon 1709 XXI LE MONDE • Pierre Madenié, Dijon 1709 XX LE IVGEMENT • Pierre Madenié, Dijon 1709 XVIIII LE SOLEIL • Pierre Madenié, Dijon 1709 XVIII LA LVNE • Pierre Madenié, Dijon 1709 XVII LESTOILLE • Pierre Madenié, Dijon 1709 XVI LA MAISON DIEV • Pierre Madenié, Dijon 1709 XV LE DIABLE • Pierre Madenié, Dijon 1709
LE MAT • Pierre Madenié, Dijon 1709 XIIII TENPERANCE • Pierre Madenié, Dijon 1709 Arcane XIII • Pierre Madenié, Dijon 1709 XII LE PENDV • Pierre Madenié, Dijon 1709 XI LA FORCE • Pierre Madenié, Dijon 1709 X LA ROVE DE FORTVNE • Pierre Madenié, Dijon 1709 VIIII LERMITE • Pierre Madenié, Dijon 1709 VIII IVSTICE • Pierre Madenié, Dijon 1709
VII LE CHARIOR • Pierre Madenié, Dijon 1709 VII LE CHARIOR • Pierre Madenié, Dijon 1709 VI LAMOVREVX • Pierre Madenié, Dijon 1709 V LE PAPE • Pierre Madenié, Dijon 1709 IIII LEMPEREVR • Pierre Madenié, Dijon 1709 III LIMPERATRISE • Pierre Madenié, Dijon 1709 II LA PAPESSE • Pierre Madenié, Dijon 1709 I LE BATELEVR • Pierre Madenié, Dijon 1709

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• TAROT FROM FRANCOIS HÉRI •
Solothurn 1718, Switzerland

   This Tarot, realized by a swiss master cardmaker having produced several other decks, is unique. With the Tarot of Jacques Viéville (which is classified in another category), it is, among the known historic Tarots, the deck presenting the least cut down icons, the frame being, quite as the Tarot of Marseilles Millennium Edition, opened, not altering (or less, as regards the François Héri 1718), the integrity of the icons. So the Arcanum LE MAT, I LE BATELEVR, and of course the throne of IIII LEMPEREVR, are whole here, or almost. To know more about the rognage of icons in Tarot history, the reader is invited to read the answers to the Frequently asked questions. A detail, also important : XII LE PENDV stretches out the ear (a thought for my friend Nojamandre). The copy presented here is preserved in the Swiss national museum of Zurich.
Note : the original “ taroted ” back will soon be added.

Card's back • François Héri, Solothurn 1718 XXI LE MONDE • François Héri, Solothurn 1718 XX LE IVGEMENT • François Héri, Solothurn 1718 XVIIII LE SOLEIL • François Héri, Solothurn 1718 XVIII LA LVNE • François Héri, Solothurn 1718 XVII LESTOILLE • François Héri, Solothurn 1718 XVI LA MAISON DIEV • François Héri, Solothurn 1718 XV LE DIABLE • François Héri, Solothurn 1718
LE MAT • François Héri, Solothurn 1718 XIIII TENPERANCE • François Héri, Solothurn 1718 Arcane XIII • François Héri, Solothurn 1718 XII LE PENDV • François Héri, Solothurn 1718 XI LA FORCE • François Héri, Solothurn 1718 X LA ROVE DE FORTVNE • François Héri, Solothurn 1718 VIIII LERMITE • François Héri, Solothurn 1718 VIII IVSTICE • François Héri, Solothurn 1718
Card's back • François Héri, Solothurn 1718 VII LE CHARIOR • François Héri, Solothurn 1718 VI LAMOVREVX • François Héri, Solothurn 1718 V LE PAPE • François Héri, Solothurn 1718 IIII LEMPEREVR • François Héri, Solothurn 1718 III LIMPERATRISE • François Héri, Solothurn 1718 II LA PAPESSE • François Héri, Solothurn 1718 I LE BATELEVR • François Héri, Solothurn 1718

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• TAROT FROM FRANCOIS CHOSSON •
Marseilles 1736 (1672 ?), France

   This Tarot of Marseilles was realized by François Chosson in the town of Marseilles by 1736, date attributed to the envelope of its Tarot, deposited the same year by this master cardmaker at the police services of his city. According to the work Les cartes à Jouer Du XIVe Au XXe Siècle ( The deck of cards of the XIVth In the XXth century) of Henri-René D’allemagne (published in two volumes by Hachette and Cie in 1906), this master cardmaker from Marseilles indeed practiced from 1734 till 1756. This period corresponds well to the characteristics of this Tarot, representative of the end of the first half of the XVIIIth century : loss of details and rigorous graphs, representations aiming towards the realism, or still, in the eyes of the present author, inversion of the Arcana VI LAMOVREVX, XIII and II of Disks, as well as the evidence, that the Tarot of Pierre Madenié, Dijon 1709, was one of the reference models for François Chosson. It thus certainly does not date the XVIIth century, that is the date engraved on the II of Denier – supposedly 1672 (for the engraving is chipped) – card on which are traditionally registered the name of the master cardmaker and the year of production, lets believe. The copy presented here (the unique known this day) is preserved in the Blumenstein Museum of Solothurn, in Switzerland.

DOS « TAROTÉ » . François Chosson 1709 XXI LE MONDE • François Chosson Marseille 1709 XX LE IVGEMENT • François Chosson Marseille 1709 XVIIII LE SOLEIL • François Chosson Marseille 1709 XVIII LA LVNE • François Chosson Marseille 1709 XVII LESTOILLE • François Chosson Marseille 1709 XVI LA MAISON DIEV • François Chosson Marseille 1709 XV LE DIABLE • François Chosson Marseille 1709
LE MAT • François Chosson Marseille 1709 XIIII TENPERANCE • François Chosson Marseille 1709 Arcane XIII • François Chosson Marseille 1709 XII LE PENDV • François Chosson Marseille 1709 XI LA FORCE • François Chosson Marseille 1709 X LA ROVE DE FORTVNE • François Chosson Marseille 1709 VIIII LERMITE • François Chosson Marseille 1709 VIII IVSTICE • François Chosson Marseille 1709
DOS « TAROTÉ » . François Chosson 1709 VII LE CHARIOR • François Chosson Marseille 1709 VI LAMOVREVX • François Chosson Marseille 1709 V LE PAPE • François Chosson Marseille 1709 IIII LEMPEREVR • François Chosson Marseille 1709 III LIMPERATRISE • François Chosson Marseille 1709 II LA PAPESSE • François Chosson Marseille 1709 I LE BATELEVR • François Chosson Marseille 1709

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• TAROT FROM JEAN-BAPTISTE MADENIÉ •
Dijon 1739, France

   This Tarot was realized by the son of Pierre Madenié, author of the oldest Tarot of Marseilles (1709) referenced in the “ type II ” category (Cf. Frequently asked questions), considered all over the world as the standard model. If this edition realized by Jean-Baptiste is altogether less fine than that of his father, and if its cannon gets closer to that of Switzerland (the Arcana XVIIII LE SOLEIL for example), the cards present on the other hand certain details omitted or erased by the wear in the Tarot of Pierre Madenié, 1709. Indeed, the analysis of the copy reproduced above reveals that it is not about a first print, and that moulds were already worn out when it was printed. Thus, this edition of Jean-Baptiste Madenié was very precious for the realization of the Tarot of Marseilles Millennium Edition. Besides, the fact that the Tarot of the son preserved certain details missing in the Tarot of the father, implies that the first one had at his disposal ancient editions, and that the publishing of the second, although it is the oldest tarot of Marseilles referenced by its category, does not constitute an original model, but resumes a model dating at least of the XVIIth century. This example, among the others, reminds that one should not confuse the historic anteriority of a deck with the originality of the model. The copy presented here is preserved in the Swiss national Museum of Zurich, Switzerland.

DOS « TAROTÉ »  . Jean-Baptiste Madenié, Dijon 1739 XXI LE MONDE • Jean-Baptiste Madenié, Dijon 1739 XX LE IVGEMENT • Jean-Baptiste Madenié, Dijon 1739 XVIIII LE SOLEIL • Jean-Baptiste Madenié, Dijon 1739 XVIII LA LVNE • Jean-Baptiste Madenié, Dijon 1739 XVII LESTOILLE • Jean-Baptiste Madenié, Dijon 1739 XVI LA MAISON DIEV • Jean-Baptiste Madenié, Dijon 1739 XV LE DIABLE • Jean-Baptiste Madenié, Dijon 1739
LE MAT • Jean-Baptiste Madenié, Dijon 1739 XIIII TENPERANCE • Jean-Baptiste Madenié, Dijon 1739 Arcane XIII • Jean-Baptiste Madenié, Dijon 1739 XII LE PENDV • Jean-Baptiste Madenié, Dijon 1739 XI LA FORCE • Jean-Baptiste Madenié, Dijon 1739 X LA ROVE DE FORTVNE • Jean-Baptiste Madenié, Dijon 1739 VIIII LERMITE • Jean-Baptiste Madenié, Dijon 1739 VIII IVSTICE • Jean-Baptiste Madenié, Dijon 1739
DOS « TAROTÉ »  . Jean-Baptiste Madenié, Dijon 1739 VII LE CHARIOR • Jean-Baptiste Madenié, Dijon 1739 VI LAMOVREVX • Jean-Baptiste Madenié, Dijon 1739 V LE PAPE • Jean-Baptiste Madenié, Dijon 1739 IIII LEMPEREVR • Jean-Baptiste Madenié, Dijon 1739 III LIMPERATRISE • Jean-Baptiste Madenié, Dijon 1739 II LA PAPESSE • Jean-Baptiste Madenié, Dijon 1739 I LE BATELEVR • Jean-Baptiste Madenié, Dijon 1739

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• TAROT FROM FRANÇOIS TOURCATY •
Marseilles 1745, France

   This Tarot was realized in Marseilles around 1745, by the son of Jean-François Tourcaty, also master cardmaker in Marseilles. The copy presented here, preserved in the Bibliothèque Nationale de France (BNF french national library), Paris, constitutes a late edition of this deck. Indeed, as shows its vandalized figures, it was printed after the French Revolution. This one indeed opposed to all which related to religion and kingship. So, the connoted names, the crowns, the crosses, and the other imperial signs were systematically removed from the moulds. Oddly enough, only the religion connoted name LE DIABLE (the Devil) was preserved. Is this omission significant ? Be that as it may, if the engraving of the Tarot of François Tourcaty is rather unrefined, this deck is very precious. Indeed, besides the fact that it is the oldest known Tarot having preserved the phœnix in IIII of Disks and in II of Cups, it is one of the rare Tarots realized in Marseilles preserved. On the other hand, this deck is characteristic of a certain break with the tradition as far as, besides the evident decline of the traditional iconography of the Arcana, certain cards have their traditional name altered (LE CHARIOT instead of LE CHARIOR, LETOILLE instead of LESTOILLE (ancient Provençal word of the XIVth century) while preserving all the Vs for Us and Is for Js. It is afterward, as we shall see lower, in particular with the Tarot of Nicolas Conver, realized in Marseilles in 1760, that the names were really altered, and that their alphabet was definitely modernized. For anecdote, according to Paul Marteau, which possessed this deck (before making donation of his whole collection of decks to the BNF), the handwritten writing on the cards would be of Miss Lenormand, famous fortune-teller of the beginning of the XIXth century.

DOS « TAROTÉ »  • François Tourcaty, Marseille 1745 XXI LE MONDE • François Tourcaty, Marseille 1745 XX LE IVGEMENT • François Tourcaty, Marseille 1745 XVIIII LE SOLEIL • François Tourcaty, Marseille 1745 XVIII LA LVNE • François Tourcaty, Marseille 1745 XVII LESTOILLE • François Tourcaty, Marseille 1745 XVI LA MAISON DIEV • François Tourcaty, Marseille 1745 XV LE DIABLE • François Tourcaty, Marseille 1745
LE MAT • François Tourcaty, Marseille 1745 XIIII TENPERANCE • François Tourcaty, Marseille 1745 Arcane XIII • François Tourcaty, Marseille 1745 XII LE PENDV • François Tourcaty, Marseille 1745 XI LA FORCE • François Tourcaty, Marseille 1745 X LA ROVE DE FORTVNE • François Tourcaty, Marseille 1745 VIIII LERMITE • François Tourcaty, Marseille 1745 VIII IVSTICE • François Tourcaty, Marseille 1745
DOS « TAROTÉ »  • François Tourcaty, Marseille 1745 VII LE CHARIOR • François Tourcaty, Marseille 1745 VI LAMOVREVX • François Tourcaty, Marseille 1745 V LE PAPE • François Tourcaty, Marseille 1745 IIII LEMPEREVR • François Tourcaty, Marseille 1745 III LIMPERATRISE • François Tourcaty, Marseille 1745 II LA PAPESSE • François Tourcaty, Marseille 1745 I LE BATELEVR • François Tourcaty, Marseille 1745

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• TAROT FROM ROCHUS SCHÄR •
Mümlisvil 1750, Switzerland

   This swiss Tarot, although altered in some respects, contains details which were precious in the process of regeneration of the traditional iconography of cards, which allowed to realize the Tarot of Marseilles Millennium Edition. So, as in some other ancient decks, we find the baguette behind and not in the hand of the character of the Arcana I LE BATELEVR, the naked foot of the character of the Arcane XII LE PENDV (clear in some other ancient decks too), the bull of the Arcane XXI LE MONDE with his two horns and its halo, XV TLE DIABLE with his lunar croissants on the breast, the beams of XVIIII THE SUN wide and colored, etc. Switzerland, situated between Germany and Northern Italy, so produced Tarots, which, if the known copies are altered on certain points (as the festonnage of the skirt of IIII LEMPEREVR and VI LAMOVREVX), preserved well certain details (as the original names of cards), and no doubt the main part of the traditional cannon of the Tarot said “ of Marseilles ”. The copy presented here is preserved in the Blumenstein museum in Solothurn, Switzerland.

DOS  • Rochus Schär, Mümlisvil 1750 XXI LE MONDE • Rochus Schär, Mümlisvil 1750 XX LE IVGEMENT • Rochus Schär, Mümlisvil 1750 XVIIII LE SOLEIL • Rochus Schär, Mümlisvil 1750 XVIII LA LVNE • Rochus Schär, Mümlisvil 1750 XVII LESTOILLE • Rochus Schär, Mümlisvil 1750 XVI LA MAISON DIEV • Rochus Schär, Mümlisvil 1750 XV LE DIABLE • Rochus Schär, Mümlisvil 1750
LE MAT • Rochus Schär, Mümlisvil 1750 XIIII TENPERANCE • Rochus Schär, Mümlisvil 1750 Arcane XIII • Rochus Schär, Mümlisvil 1750 XII LE PENDV • Rochus Schär, Mümlisvil 1750 XI LA FORCE • Rochus Schär, Mümlisvil 1750 X LA ROVE DE FORTVNE • Rochus Schär, Mümlisvil 1750 VIIII LERMITE • Rochus Schär, Mümlisvil 1750 VIII IVSTICE • Rochus Schär, Mümlisvil 1750
DOS  • Rochus Schär, Mümlisvil 1750 VII LE CHARIOR • Rochus Schär, Mümlisvil 1750 VI LAMOVREVX • Rochus Schär, Mümlisvil 1750 V LE PAPE • Rochus Schär, Mümlisvil 1750 IIII LEMPEREVR • Rochus Schär, Mümlisvil 1750 III LIMPERATRISE • Rochus Schär, Mümlisvil 1750 II LA PAPESSE • Rochus Schär, Mümlisvil 1750 I LE BATELEVR • Rochus Schär, Mümlisvil 1750

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• TAROT FROM CLAUDE BURDEL •
Fribourg 1751, Switzerland

   This swiss Tarot, quite as that of Rochus Schär, contains details which were precious for the regeneration of the traditional iconography of the cards, featured in the Tarot of Marseilles Millennium Edition. So, we also find here the baguette behind the hand of the character of the Arcana I THE BATELEVR, the foot clearly naked – although colored in red – of the character of the Arcana XII LE PENDV, XV LE DIABLE with his lunar croissants on the breast, here flesh colored as in the Tarot of Marseilles Millennium Edition, rays of XVIIII LE SOLEIL wide and colored, etc. The copy of the deck presented here, in excellent state of preservation and with vivid colors, is preserved in the national museum of the arts and the popular traditions (MNATP), in Paris, France.

DOS « TAROTÉ »  . Claude Burdel, Fribourg 1751 XXI LE MONDE • Claude Burdel, Fribourg 1751 XX LE IVGEMENT • Claude Burdel, Fribourg 1751 XVIIII LE SOLEIL • Claude Burdel, Fribourg 1751 XVIII LA LVNE • Claude Burdel, Fribourg 1751 XVII LESTOILLE • Claude Burdel, Fribourg 1751 XVI LA MAISON DIEV • Claude Burdel, Fribourg 1751 XV LE DIABLE • Claude Burdel, Fribourg 1751
LE MAT • Claude Burdel, Fribourg 1751 XIIII TENPERANCE • Claude Burdel, Fribourg 1751 Arcane XIII • Claude Burdel, Fribourg 1751 XII LE PENDV • Claude Burdel, Fribourg 1751 XI LA FORCE • Claude Burdel, Fribourg 1751 X LA ROVE DE FORTVNE • Claude Burdel, Fribourg 1751 VIIII LERMITE • Claude Burdel, Fribourg 1751 VIII IVSTICE • Claude Burdel, Fribourg 1751
DOS « TAROTÉ »  . Claude Burdel, Fribourg 1751 VII LE CHARIOR • Claude Burdel, Fribourg 1751 VI LAMOVREVX • Claude Burdel, Fribourg 1751 V LE PAPE • Claude Burdel, Fribourg 1751 IIII LEMPEREVR • Claude Burdel, Fribourg 1751 III LIMPERATRISE • Claude Burdel, Fribourg 1751 II LA PAPESSE • Claude Burdel, Fribourg 1751 I LE BATELEVR • Claude Burdel, Fribourg 1751

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• TAROT FROM NICOLAS CONVER •
Marseilles 1760, France

   This Tarot of Marseilles constitutes, with the Tarot republished by Paul Marteau in the Editions Grimaud in 1930, the Tarot the most known in the world. Often taken wrongly for the original of the Tarot of Marseilles, or for the model of reference, this deck is in reality a late production, which is already not any more in agreement with the tradition. It suffices to compare for example the Arcana XI LA FORCE and XVIII LA LVNE with those of more ancient Tarots, as that of the Pierre Madenié 1709, that of the François Chosson 1736, that of François Héri 1718 (and of course that of the Tarot of Marseilles Millennium Edition, 2011), to realize it at once. We can also notice important changes at the level of the colorization of this edition, due to errors and excesses (light blue for instance), but also at the level of the names of the cards, which underwent the humanist normalization of the XVIIIth century, the letters V and I (Those corresponding to J) being replaced by letters U and J respectively (Cf. Frequently asked questions). The copy of the deck presented here (1860 edition) is part of a private collection.

DOS « TAROTÉ »  . Claude Burdel, Fribourg 1751 XXI LE MONDE • Nicolas Conver,  Marseille 1760 XX LE IVGEMENT • Nicolas Conver,  Marseille 1760 XVIIII LE SOLEIL • Nicolas Conver,  Marseille 1760 XVIII LA LVNE • Nicolas Conver,  Marseille 1760 XVII LESTOILLE • Nicolas Conver,  Marseille 1760 XVI LA MAISON DIEV • Nicolas Conver,  Marseille 1760 XV LE DIABLE • Nicolas Conver,  Marseille 1760
LE MAT • Nicolas Conver,  Marseille 1760 XIIII TENPERANCE • Nicolas Conver,  Marseille 1760 Arcane XIII • Nicolas Conver,  Marseille 1760 XII LE PENDV • Nicolas Conver,  Marseille 1760 XI LA FORCE • Nicolas Conver,  Marseille 1760 X LA ROVE DE FORTVNE • Nicolas Conver,  Marseille 1760 VIIII LERMITE • Nicolas Conver,  Marseille 1760 VIII IVSTICE • Nicolas Conver,  Marseille 1760
DOS « TAROTÉ »  . Claude Burdel, Fribourg 1751 VII LE CHARIOR • Nicolas Conver,  Marseille 1760 VI LAMOVREVX • Nicolas Conver,  Marseille 1760 V LE PAPE • Nicolas Conver,  Marseille 1760 IIII LEMPEREVR • Nicolas Conver,  Marseille 1760 III LIMPERATRISE • Nicolas Conver,  Marseille 1760 II LA PAPESSE • Nicolas Conver,  Marseille 1760 I LE BATELEVR • Nicolas Conver,  Marseille 1760

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• TAROT FROM JACQUES ROCHIAS •
Neuchâtel 1782, Switzerland

   This Tarot, charming though presenting an iconography very much altered with regard to the traditional cannon, is very interesting. Indeed, by the inversion of the orientation of several cards, it demonstrates (with other ancient decks) that the cards of the Tarot of Marseilles were sometimes printed in the one or the other direction. To know more about this point, the reader is invited to read the answers to the Frequently asked questions. By the way, Arcanum XIII meets here in the good orientation (quite as in most of oldest decks known, in particular Italian), while Arcana LA ROVE OF FORTVNE and XVIIII LE SOLEIL are inverted. Besides, it is in this deck that we find the flesh and light blue colors of the Sun beams, that Wilfried Houdouin considers correct, and whom we find in the Tarot of Marseilles Millennium Edition. The copy presented here is preserved in the swiss national museum of Schaffhausen.

DOS « TAROTÉ »  . Jacques Rochias, Nezuchâtel 1782 XXI LE MONDE • Jacques Rochias, Neuchâtel 1782 XX LE IVGEMENT • Jacques Rochias, Neuchâtel 1782 XVIIII LE SOLEIL • Jacques Rochias, Neuchâtel 1782 XVIII LA LVNE • Jacques Rochias, Neuchâtel 1782 XVII LESTOILLE • Jacques Rochias, Neuchâtel 1782 XVI LA MAISON DIEV • Jacques Rochias, Neuchâtel 1782 XV LE DIABLE • Jacques Rochias, Neuchâtel 1782
LE MAT • Jacques Rochias, Neuchâtel 1782 XIIII TENPERANCE • Jacques Rochias, Neuchâtel 1782 Arcane XIII • Jacques Rochias, Neuchâtel 1782 XII LE PENDV • Jacques Rochias, Neuchâtel 1782 XI LA FORCE • Jacques Rochias, Neuchâtel 1782 X LA ROVE DE FORTVNE • Jacques Rochias, Neuchâtel 1782 VIIII LERMITE • Jacques Rochias, Neuchâtel 1782 VIII IVSTICE • Jacques Rochias, Neuchâtel 1782
DOS « TAROTÉ »  . Jacques Rochias, Nezuchâtel 1782 VII LE CHARIOR • Jacques Rochias, Neuchâtel 1782 VI LAMOVREVX • Jacques Rochias, Neuchâtel 1782 V LE PAPE • Jacques Rochias, Neuchâtel 1782 IIII LEMPEREVR • Jacques Rochias, Neuchâtel 1782 III LIMPERATRISE • Jacques Rochias, Neuchâtel 1782 II LA PAPESSE • Jacques Rochias, Neuchâtel 1782 I LE BATELEVR • Jacques Rochias, Neuchâtel 1782

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• TAROT FROM ARNOUX & AMPHOUX •
Marseilles 1793, France

   This Tarot of Marseilles, stylized copy of the deck of François Tourcaty 1745, has been realized by the meeting of two master cardmaker from Marseilles, Arnoux and Amphoux. It demonstrates to which point, towards the end of the XVIIIth century, the iconography of the cards was very much altered, both at the level of details and geometry. For this demonstrative value, and because it is one of the rare Tarots realized in Marseilles preserved, this copy, with beautiful and vivid colors, is presented here. It is preserved in the Bibliothèque Nationale de France (BNF, french national library), Paris, except Arcanum XV THE DEVIL, missing in the BNF copy, which comes from another collection.

DOS « TAROTÉ »  . Arnoux-Amphoux, Marseille 1793 XXI LE MONDE • Arnoux-Amphoux, Marseille 1793 XX LE IVGEMENT • Arnoux-Amphoux, Marseille 1793 XVIIII LE SOLEIL • Arnoux-Amphoux, Marseille 1793 XVIII LA LVNE • Arnoux-Amphoux, Marseille 1793 XVII LESTOILLE • Arnoux-Amphoux, Marseille 1793 XVI LA MAISON DIEV • Arnoux-Amphoux, Marseille 1793 XV LE DIABLE • Arnoux-Amphoux, Marseille 1793
LE MAT • Arnoux-Amphoux, Marseille 1793 XIIII TENPERANCE • Arnoux-Amphoux, Marseille 1793 Arcane XIII • Arnoux-Amphoux, Marseille 1793 XII LE PENDV • Arnoux-Amphoux, Marseille 1793 XI LA FORCE • Arnoux-Amphoux, Marseille 1793 X LA ROVE DE FORTVNE • Arnoux-Amphoux, Marseille 1793 VIIII LERMITE • Arnoux-Amphoux, Marseille 1793 VIII IVSTICE • Arnoux-Amphoux, Marseille 1793
DOS « TAROTÉ »  . Arnoux-Amphoux, Marseille 1793 VII LE CHARIOR • Arnoux-Amphoux, Marseille 1793 VI LAMOVREVX • Arnoux-Amphoux, Marseille 1793 V LE PAPE • Arnoux-Amphoux, Marseille 1793 IIII LEMPEREVR • Arnoux-Amphoux, Marseille 1793 III LIMPERATRISE • Arnoux-Amphoux, Marseille 1793 II LA PAPESSE • Arnoux-Amphoux, Marseille 1793 I LE BATELEVR • Arnoux-Amphoux, Marseille 1793

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• TAROT FROM BERNARDIN SUZANNE •
Marseilles 1839 , France

   This Tarot of Marseilles was realized by one of last traditional master cardmaker of the city of Marseilles. With the Tarot of Arnoux and Amphoux, it shows, as we can notice it with the series of decks presented this before, alterations always more important of the iconography of the cards as we move forward in time. However, in spite of these damages, we remain fascinated by the beauty and the mystery of these icons, and by the aura of mystery which surrounds them. The copy presented here is preserved in the swiss national museum of Schaffhausen.

DOS « TAROTÉ » . Suzanne Bernardin, Marseille 1839 XXI LE MONDE • Suzanne Bernardin, Marseille 1839 XX LE IVGEMENT • Suzanne Bernardin, Marseille 1839 XVIIII LE SOLEIL • Suzanne Bernardin, Marseille 1839 XVIII LA LVNE • Suzanne Bernardin, Marseille 1839 XVII LESTOILLE • Suzanne Bernardin, Marseille 1839 XVI LA MAISON DIEV • Suzanne Bernardin, Marseille 1839 XV LE DIABLE • Suzanne Bernardin, Marseille 1839
LE MAT • Suzanne Bernardin, Marseille 1839 XIIII TENPERANCE • Suzanne Bernardin, Marseille 1839 Arcane XIII • Suzanne Bernardin, Marseille 1839 XII LE PENDV • Suzanne Bernardin, Marseille 1839 XI LA FORCE • Suzanne Bernardin, Marseille 1839 X LA ROVE DE FORTVNE • Suzanne Bernardin, Marseille 1839 VIIII LERMITE • Suzanne Bernardin, Marseille 1839 VIII IVSTICE • Suzanne Bernardin, Marseille 1839
DOS « TAROTÉ » . Suzanne Bernardin, Marseille 1839 VII LE CHARIOR • Suzanne Bernardin, Marseille 1839 VI LAMOVREVX • Suzanne Bernardin, Marseille 1839 V LE PAPE • Suzanne Bernardin, Marseille 1839 IIII LEMPEREVR • Suzanne Bernardin, Marseille 1839 III LIMPERATRISE • Suzanne Bernardin, Marseille 1839 II LA PAPESSE • Suzanne Bernardin, Marseille 1839 I LE BATELEVR • Suzanne Bernardin, Marseille 1839

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• TAROT SAID « ARNOULT 1748 » •
LEQUART edition 1890, France

   This Tarot of the XVIIIth century, the first known publishing of which, presented here, was realized by the House Lequart in 1890, is maybe the most mysterious, and certainly one of the most precious of all the known historic Tarots. Indeed, if the iconography of this deck –- in reality very certainly realized by the House Lefer between 1778 and 1800 – is very altered compared to the traditional iconography of the Tarot of Marseilles, that we can admire on models oldest (such as the Tarot of Pierre Madenié 1709 and that of the François Chosson 1736), it presents however the peculiarity unique to be of an extraordinary geometrical purity and correctness, containing, according to Wilfried Houdouin, geometrical “ markers ” allowing to find the very place of the cards in their sacred geometry matrix. Besides, it is the present deck which was republished by Paul Marteau in 1930, realizing the Tarot of Marseilles the most known in the world (still published by Grimaud Editions), even though it contains, as this first publishing of Lequart realized in 1890, colored with stencils, its second publishing realized the same year but colorized by industrial process, and its third publishing realized in 1891 by Grimaud (also colorized by industrial process), a cannon of fanciful color. To know more about this unique deck and about its peculiarities, the reader is invited to refer to the book of Wilfried Houdouin Le code sacré du Tarot (Sacred code of the Tarot), containing a dedicated note. The copy of the deck presented here is preserved in a private collection.

DOS . Lequart, Paris 1890 - Dit  Arnoult, Paris 1748 XXI LE MONDE • Lequart, Paris 1890 - Dit  Arnoult, Paris 1748 XX LE IVGEMENT • Lequart, Paris 1890 - Dit  Arnoult, Paris 1748 XVIIII LE SOLEIL • Lequart, Paris 1890 - Dit  Arnoult, Paris 1748 XVIII LA LVNE • Lequart, Paris 1890 - Dit  Arnoult, Paris 1748 XVII LESTOILLE • Lequart, Paris 1890 - Dit  Arnoult, Paris 1748 XVI LA MAISON DIEV • Lequart, Paris 1890 - Dit  Arnoult, Paris 1748 XV LE DIABLE • Lequart, Paris 1890 - Dit  Arnoult, Paris 1748
LE MAT • Lequart, Paris 1890 - Dit  Arnoult, Paris 1748 XIIII TENPERANCE • Lequart, Paris 1890 - Dit  Arnoult, Paris 1748 Arcane XIII • Lequart, Paris 1890 - Dit  Arnoult, Paris 1748 XII LE PENDV • Lequart, Paris 1890 - Dit  Arnoult, Paris 1748 XI LA FORCE • Lequart, Paris 1890 - Dit  Arnoult, Paris 1748 X LA ROVE DE FORTVNE • Lequart, Paris 1890 - Dit  Arnoult, Paris 1748 VIIII LERMITE • Lequart, Paris 1890 - Dit  Arnoult, Paris 1748 VIII IVSTICE • Lequart, Paris 1890 - Dit  Arnoult, Paris 1748
DOS . Lequart, Paris 1890 - Dit  Arnoult, Paris 1748 VII LE CHARIOR • Lequart, Paris 1890 - Dit  Arnoult, Paris 1748 VI LAMOVREVX • Lequart, Paris 1890 - Dit  Arnoult, Paris 1748 V LE PAPE • Lequart, Paris 1890 - Dit  Arnoult, Paris 1748 IIII LEMPEREVR • Lequart, Paris 1890 - Dit  Arnoult, Paris 1748 III LIMPERATRISE • Lequart, Paris 1890 - Dit  Arnoult, Paris 1748 II LA PAPESSE • Lequart, Paris 1890 - Dit  Arnoult, Paris 1748 I LE BATELEVR • Lequart, Paris 1890 - Dit  Arnoult, Paris 1748

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