The Cagliostro Tarot was first published in 1912 by Modiano, a cardmaker in Trieste, Italy. It was called Il Destino Svelato dal Tarocco. In 1981, Modiano created this English version and named it after Count Allessandro Cagliostro, an 18th century European healer and clairvoyant who founded the Egyptian Rite of Freemasonry. The original artist was Bruno Sigon, an employee of Modiano. He based many of his designs on Gabriel Boulinat's illustrations in Papus's book Le Tarot Divinatoire. The cards in this deck are numbered from 1 to 78. Brief interpretations for both upright and reversed meanings are given in panels at the top and bottom. Each major arcana card shows the celestial sign or other esoteric symbol that corresponds to it. Assigned to each minor arcana card is a time period shown at the bottom of the card. The court cards are drawn in the traditional double-ended style of playing cards, and the suits names are: Clubs, Hearts, Spades, Diamonds.
|Number of Cards
||Card Back Design
22 major/56 minor
|2 3/4" x 4 1/4"
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Language of Card Titles: English
Also Included: instruction booklet
Style of Suit Cards (2-10): suit symbols
Madman, Magician, Popess, Empress, Emperor, Pope,
Lover, Cart, Strength (card 11), Anchoret, Wheel of Fortune,
Justice (card 8), Hanged Man, Death, Temperance, Devil, Tower, Stars,
Moon, Sun, Judgment, World
Suit Names: Clubs (Wands), Hearts (Cups), Spades (Swords), Diamonds (Pentacles)
Court Cards: King, Queen, Knight, Unnamed (Page)
Links to Other Sites:
Review - Wicce website
SAMPLE CARD IMAGES:
Reference - The Encyclopedia of Tarot: Volume 1 by Stuart Kaplan, pg. 246, and Volume 3, pgs. 572-573.