Cagliostro Tarot

First published in Italy in 1912, the Cagliostro Tarot has illustrated majors and playing-card like minors. The deck has a strong astrological connection and each card has a corresponding celestial symbol. The cards are reversible and the suits are Clubs, Hearts, Spades and Diamonds.

Tarot Deck - 78 Cards - US Games 1981
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Cagliostro Tarot review by Dan Pelletier

Excerpts From the LWB copyright 1981 by Stuart R. Kaplan

“Introduction: The Cagliostro Tarot deck was first published in 1912 in an Italian edition entitled Il Destino Svelato Dal Tarocco. The publisher, Modiano S.p.A. is one of Italy’s leading printers whose operations in the manufacture of playing cards dates back to the 19th century under the name La Concordia.

A fire in 1913 and a bombardment in 1944 destroyed part of the Modiano archives. Nevertheless, it has been possible to ascertain that the original card designs for the Cagliostro tarot deck were prepared by Bruno Sigon, and Italian artist in Modiano’s employ.

Sigon relied heavily upon the work of Papus, pseudonym of Dr. Gerard Encausse, the French occultist and author of le Tarot des Bohemiens (1889)... read more reviews.

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Theme: Historical Reproduction

More About These Cards

Name: Cagliostro Tarot
Publisher: US Games 1981
Deck Type: Tarot Deck
Cards: 78
Major Arcana: 22
Minor Arcana: 56
Deck Tradition: Mixed
Minor Arcana Style: Marseilles-Style Pips
Suits: Hearts, Diamonds, Spades, Clubs
Court Cards: Page, Knight, Queen, King
Major Titles: 0-The Madman, 1-The Magician, 2-The Popess, 3-The Empress, 4-The Emperor, 5-The Pope, 6-The Lovers,7-The Cart,8-Justice, 9-The Anchoret, 10-The Wheel of Fortune, 11-Strength, 12-The Hanged Man, 13-Death, 14-Temperance, 15-The Devil, 16- The Tower, 17-The Stars, 18-The Moon, 19- The Sun, 20-The Judgment, 21-The World
The Fool is 0
Strength is 11
Justice is 8

Card Size: 2.44 x 4.21 in. = 6.20cm x 10.70cm
Card Language: English
Card Back: Non-reversible
Back Design: plain off yellow border around a rectangular red box the length of the card with a circle in the double circle of gold in the center; the inner circle has a buck jumping with MODIANO printed beneath it; the outer circle has the 12

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