1672, Marseille France
TAROT François Chosson
The François Chosson Tarot, Marseille 1672 is one of the oldest and most beautiful known Marseille decks. Historical discoveries show that this tarot was produced in 1672, making it the oldest known copy of its category. As a result, it is considered a reference model throughout the world. This reissue of the only known copy is preserved in the Blumenstein Historical Museum in Solothurn, Switzerland.
1709, Dijon France
TAROT PIERRE MADENIÉ
One of the oldest and most beautiful "Tarot of Marseilles”. Created in Dijon, in 1709, by Pierre Madenié, master cardmaker and engraver of Avignon then renowned for the quality of its decks. The originsl deck is preserved in the Swiss National Museum of Zurich.
1713, Avignon France
TAROT JEAN-PIERRE PAYEN
This beautiful Tarot of Marseilles was realized in Avignon France by master card maker and engraver Jean Pierre Paven in 1713. This magnificent, previously unpublished, edition is possible because of the collaborative efforts of the Swiss Game Museum of The Tower of Peilz in Switzerland, the Museum of the Playing Card from Issy les Moulineaux in France, and the Beinecke Library of Yale University in the United States of America.
1730, Solothurn Switzerland
TAROT FRANÇOIS HERI
François HERI (1680-1746), like his French and Swiss colleagues, produced two types of Tarots: a tarot Marseilles published in 1718 and this tarot from 1730, called a Besançon. The main difference from a traditional Marseilles deck is that Papesse and Pope cards are replaced with Juno and Jupiter.
1735, Belfort France
TAROT JEAN-PIERRE LAURENT
Jean-Pierre LAURENT (1709-1743) produced this fine Tarot in France near the border of Switzerland and Germany in 1735. The exclusive reissue of this Tarot, both in its Marseilles form (with Papess and Pope) and Besançon form (with Juno and Jupiter), is based on original copy from a private collection.
1751, Fribourg Switzerland
TAROT CLAUDE BURDEL
Realized in 1751 by master card maker and engraver Claude Burdel in Fribourg Switzerland, This deck is considered the most beautiful Swiss copy known of the "Tarot of Marseilles”. This deck is characterized by typical additions of the Swiss productions of this period. This fine facsimile is based on the original preserved in the MuCEM – Museum of Civilizations and the Mediterranean Sea – in Marseilles.
1754, Saint Sulpice Switzerland
TAROT CLAUDE ROCHIAS
This Tarot by Claude Rochias is a remarkable and almost unknown example of a unique Marseilles Style deck. The deck was crafted with fine attention to detail using very fine woodcuts that render expressive faces. The bright colors, different shapes, as well as many inverted images make this a rare and unique deck.
1762, Marseilles France
TAROT by Joseph Feautrier
Until very recently, only two incomplete copies of this deck were known, one preserved in the Musée du Vieux Marseille, the other in the Bibliothèque nationale de France in Paris. Recently, Thierry Depaulis, a French historian specializing in playing cards, informed Tarot de Marseilles Heritage of the existence of a third original copy, to this day the only complete one known in the world. This copy in excellent condition belongs to Vincenzo Capuano, Italian professor of history of toys. It is kept at the Museo del Giocattolo in Naples, which he founded. Thanks to the mediation of Wilfried Houdouin, author of the Tarot of Marseille Millennium Edition, with Alfredo Mazzara, Italian tarotologist and filmmaker, the rights have been granted to produce the present edition.
1801, Marseilles France
TAROT ARNOUX & AMPHOU
The Arnoux & Amphoux deck, originally created printed in Marseilles, is of one of the rarest completely preserved ancient Tarots. This exceptional edition from the Tarot of Marseilles Heritage faithfully reproduces the beautiful graphics and lively colors of this fine deck.
1801, Besançon France
TAROT JOHAN JERGER
The Tarot by Johan Jerger was created by the German cartier Jojan Jerger in in Besançon France in 1801. This fine Tarot is considered a benchmark of Tarots in the "de Besançon" category. Characteristically, of a Besançon Tarot the Papess and the Pope cards are replaced with the Roman gods, Juno and Jupiter.
1813, Fribourg Switzerland
TAROT JACQUES BURDEL
Jacqus Burdel was the last artisan in a famous line of card makers founded by Claude Burdel in the city of of Fribourg in Switzerland. It is believed that Jacques' father and grandfather assisted in creating this fine Tarot and that the engraving was creaated by Jean Proche, a famous engraver of this period. This fine reproduction comes wrapped in a facsimile of the original packing sheet.
1840, Geneva Switzerland
TAROT FRANÇOIS GASSMANN
This exceptional tarot made by François Gassmann (1792-1870) in Geneva Switzerland. This exclusive restitution was made in collaboration with the Game Museum in La Tour de Peitz in Switzerland, which has many versions of this famous tarot. The Deck contains vibrant and joyful colors.