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Limited Edition Decks from Tarot de Marseilles Heritage

Explore the history of Tarot with these fine Limited Editions from Tarot of Marseilles Heritage.

 

With unprecedented access to private collections and museums, Yves Reynaud and Wilfried Houdouin have created these stunning reproduction limited edition decks that respect the rare originals. Every detail from the card size and back design is authentically reproduced.

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 This magnificent, previously unpublished, edition is possible because of the collaborative efforts of the Swiss Game Museum of The Tower of Peilz in Switzerland, the Museum of the Playing Card from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.

1718, Solothurn Switzerland

TAROT FRANÇOIS HERI

This fine Tarot was originally created by master card Engraver François Heri in Solothurn Switzerland, During Europe's "golden century" of Tarot. This Edition is based on a copy preserved in the Swiss National Museum of Zurich.

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.

1742, Serravalle-Sesia Italy

TAROT PIERRE CHEMINADE

Pierre Cheminade published this Tarot in 1742 at Serravalle-Sesia in Piedmont, in northern Italy. The deck packaging includes a traditional "wrapping envelope", which is a reproduction of one that the card maker used during his stay in Marseilles.

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.

1760, Marseilles France

TAROT NICOLAS CONVER

One of the Most renown of the tarots known as “Marseilles Tarot Type 2". It is believed that the deck was realized in Marseilles, France in 1760 by master card master Nicolas Conver. This limited edition facsimile tarot of Marseilles heritage is based on the copies of the Bibliothèque Nationale de France, the British Museum in England, and the Miike Playing-Card memorial Museum of Omuta in Japan.

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.

2017, Marseilles France

TAROT OF MARSEILLES MILLENNIUM EDITION

by Wilfried Houdouin

The Tarot of Mareslilles Millennium edition is the culmination of sixteen years of research and work by Wilfried Houdouin. This edition presents a modern restoration of the 78 Arcana of the Tarot of Marseilles that faithfully respects and extends a long tradition of symbolic tarots created by master card makers in France. With this deck Wilfried Houdouin sheds light on hidden sacred geometry used in earlier decks and skillfully incorporates these elements into the design of the deck. This is a new creation that harkens back to the initiatory legacy of the ancient Marseilles decks.