Tarot of Marseilles

[the Moon] [10 of Cups] The Tarot of Marseilles is a traditional deck style with many variants. This edition is based on the deck published by Jean Dodal in Lyon around 1700. It has been recolored based on the original artwork. The publisher is Carta Mundi in Belgium, and U. S. Games distributes the deck. The major arcana titles on this version are in English, but titles on original Marseilles decks are usually French and often misspelled. The cardmaker's name, and the city in which he worked, appears within a ribbon on the two of Coins. On this version, the phrase "Carta Mundi Turnout" is printed on this ribbon. Their are other decks in the Marseilles style as well.

Number of Cards Size Copyright Card Back Design
22 major/56 minor
2 1/2" x 4 13/16" 1996
(this version)
[back design]
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Lanuage of Card Titles: English

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

Also Included: instruction booklet, "Made in Belgium by Carta Mundi" card, introduction card

Major Arcana:
Fool, Magician, High Priestess, Empress, Emperor, Pope,
Lovers, Chariot, Strength (card 11), Hermit,
Wheel of Fortune, Justice (card 8), Hanged Man, Death,
Temperance, Devil, Tower, Star, Moon, Sun,
Judgement, World

Suit Names: Wands, Cups, Swords, Coins (Pentacles)

Court Cards: King, Queen, Knight, Page

Links to Other Sites:
Review - Wicce website


[Knight of Coins] [7 of Swords] [Ace of Wands]

Reference - The Encyclopedia of Tarot: Volume 1 by Stuart Kaplan, pp. 137, 138


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