Ancient Tarots of Bologna

[Le Empereur] [2 de coupes] The tarot was reintroduced into northern Italy from France toward the end of the 18th century. The Italian decks created at this time closely followed the Tarot of Marseilles style then popular in France. This Ancient Tarots of Bologna deck is a reproduction of a deck originally printed in 1780 in Bologna for export to Lombardy. Even though the deck is Italian, the card titles are in French showing the Marseilles influence. The artist is Giacomo Zoni as can be seen from his mark on the 2 of Cups. This deck is published by Lo Scarabeo of Italy and distributed by Llewellyn in the US.

Number of
Copyright Card Back Design
22 major/56 minor
2 3/8" x 4 1/2" 2000 [back design]
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Language of Card Titles: French

Style of Suit Cards (2-10): suit symbols

Also Included: title card, instruction cards (in English, Italian, French, German, Spanish)

Major Arcana:
Le Fol, Le Bateleur, La Papesse, La Imperatrice, Le Empereur,
Le Pape, L'amoreux, Le Chariot, La Justice, Le Ermite,
Roue de Fortune, La Force, Le Pendu, La Mort, La Temperance,
Le Diable, La Maison Dieu, Le Toille, La Lune, Le Sole, Le Jugement, Le Monde

Suit Names: Bastons (Wands), Coupes (Cups), Spe (Epees - Swords), Deniers (Pentacles)

Court Cards: Roy (King), Reine (Queen), Cheval (Knight), Valet (Page)


[Le Maison Dieu] [As de Bastons] [Valet de Deniers]


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