Card Images from the Ancient Italian Tarot
Ancient Italian Tarot review by ihcoyc
This deck is a reproduction of an Italian deck
from the 1880's, which in turn was based in part on the
1835 deck by Carlo Della Rocca. It has rapidly become
my favourite traditional deck, which for me means
that it is my favourite deck of all time.
in this deck are soundly based on Marseilles
symbolism, if not always on Marseilles design principles.
What you get, at least in the images on the cards,
almost always directly reflects the Marseilles tradition.
There are some typically Italian modifications,
though: the Magician (I - Il Bagatto) becomes an artisan,
probably a cobbler --- at least I think that is a cobbler's
last on his table. He wears an apron, tying him not
only to the practice of skilled trades, but also to
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