Ancient Tarots of Liguria-Piedmont

[La Luna] [2 of Chalices] The Ancient Tarots of Liguria-Piedmont is a reproduction of a deck created by Giovanbattista Guala in the Piedmont region of Italy in 1860. Guala's name can be seen on the 2 of Cups, the court cards and a few of the major arcana cards. This deck is modeled on the Tarot of Marseilles, an influential deck design developed in 16th-century France. Each card in the Liguria-Piedmont deck shows the original printer's stamp as a light, brownish circle near the center of the card. Major arcana cards are numbered in roman numerals in the upper left and lower right corners. The latter numeral is shown upside down in the same manner as for regular playing cards. The card name from the original deck is Italian, but names in four other languages have been added. 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 1/2" x 4 1/2" 1995 [back design]
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Language of Card Titles: Original Italian, with English, French, German and modern Italian added.

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

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

Major Arcana:
Il Pazzo, Il Bagatto, La Papessa, L'Imperatrice, L'Imperatore
Il Papa, L'Amore, La Carozza, La Guistizia, L'Eremita, La Ruota
La Forza, L'Impicato, La Morte, La Temperanza, Il Diavolo, La Torre
Le Stelle, La Luna, Il Sole, Il Giudizio, Il Mondo

Suit Names: Bastoni (Wands), Coppe (Cups), Spade (Swords), Denari (Pentacles)

Court Cards: Re (King), Regina (Queen), Cavaliere (Knight), -no name on card- (Page)


[Knave of Wands] [5 of Swords] [Justice]


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