The "Tarot by Jacques Vieville" is a 2012 reproduction of a 17th century Parisian tarot, originally dating from between 1643 and 1664. It beautifully captures the look and effect of the original stencil-colored woodblock prints, which are on display in the Biblioteque Nationale in Paris. Published by Editions Sivilixi's Patrick Coq, who has carefully digitally removed the Biblioteque Nationale red oval-shaped stamp from the original cards. Also, unlike the Dusserre Edition of this deck, he has maintained the colors & dimensions of the original set.
The ordering of the Trumps is somewhat different than in most of the later Marseille tarot decks, with Justice as VII, the Chariot as VIII, Strength as IX, and the Hermit as XI. It also has some older representations such as XVI, "Thunder," which harkens back to the Tarot de Paris of 1600, as opposed to the Marseille style "Lightning Struck Tower." Un-numbered Minor Arcana are divided into suits of Epees, Coupes, Batons & Deniers, using Marseille-type symbols and additional floral elements.
2 additional presentation cards are included (one in English, one in French) that gives brief historical and current production information. Sturdy, thick card stock with semi-gloss finish and square corners.
2 3/4" x 4 7/8" x .015"
69 mm x 126 mm x .39 mm
New, in sealed package.