Marseille Tarot (mini)
Marseille Tarot as the name does not refer to any particular deck of cards, but rather is a model, a type of predictive system. At the end of the 17th century, this type of map, with rare exceptions (for example, the neoclassical version from Lombardy), was the most common in Europe.
With the expression of interest in the Tarot by occultists and members of the Masonic orders, the symbolism of the Marseille Tarot was somewhat modified and received a predictive semantic load. At this time, the iconic Tarot series was significantly influenced by French cultural traditions, peeping through the costume and everyday attributes of the characters of the cards. A big role in this was played by the fact that the largest cartographic firms were concentrated in Marseille. These firms flourished due to the fact that they produced very high quality taro and were able to export them at extremely low prices with which Italian manufacturers could not compete. It is logical that the name “Marseilles Tarot” has become synonymous with the quality and the whole topology of fortune-telling cards of this type.
At present, the Marseille Tarot, regardless of its place of manufacture, be it France or Italy, is used both for games and predictions.
Mini option - half the usual
Posted by: C. Burdel (Schaffhouse - 1751), Pietro Alligo
Artist: C. Burdel (Claude Burdel)
Junior Arcana: Suit Symbols
Suits: rods, bowls, swords, pentacles
Backyard Cards: Page, Knight, Queen, King
Numbering: Jester 0 Strength 11 Justice 8
Category: Marseille, historical reproduction