Marseilles Tarot Decks
Marseilles Tarot decks have cards reproduced or reconstructed from the traditional eighteenth century French images of the Tarot de Marseilles.
The 1JJ Swiss Tarot is an older style of tarot deck, a Marseilles variant. The cards are reprints of early woodcut designs, printed in black and coloured with blocks of red, blue, green and yellow. Titles are in French.
The Ancient Tarot of Marseilles is a precise reproduction of the historic Tarot de Marseilles created in 1760 by Nicholas Conver. This version is coloured with blocks of yellow, red, green and blue.
The Ancient Tarots of Liguria-Piedmont is a reproduction of a historical Marseilles-style deck from the the northern Italian region of Piedmont. The original deck was published in 1860.
The CBD Tarot de Marseille is a faithful reproduction of the Conver Marseilles from 1760. Rather than create an exact replica of the original, Ben-Dov has adapted Conver's images to modern printing and artistic sensibilities, and made a crisp and high quality Marseilles deck.
The ISIS Tarot de Marseille is based on the Conver Marseille from 1760. The ISIS (Institute of Study on Initiation and Symbolism) version updates the traditional cards to include more three-dimensional imagery and Japanese aesthetics.
The Jean Noblet Tarot is a Marseilles variant from 1650, restored and with a few missing cards added by French Tarot historian and artist Jean-Claude Flornoy. The deck has 78 cards and a useful 64-page booklet in a cardboard box.
This Tarot de Marseille is a 78-card restored Conver Marseille deck, published by Dal Negro for the Italian Accademia dei Tarocchi (Academy of Tarot).
Le Tarot Noir is an elegant 78-card Marseille-style deck from French artist, Matthieu Hackiere. The illustrations are printed in a subdued palette, and in more flowing, finer detail than is typical for Tarot de Marseille imagery. Published with a guidebook in French.
The Jean Dodal Tarot is a Marseilles-style Tarot, a modern restoration of the 22 Dodal trumps from 1712. Jean-Claude Flornoy, a French Tarot historian, restored the deck.
Le Veritable Tarot de Marseille ('The True Tarot of Marseilles') is a lovely Marseilles variation with subdued colouration, restored and reconstructed by French Tarotist, Kris Hadar. Close attention has been paid to the finer details of the cards. Published by Mortagne.
This is the second edition of Major Tom's Tarot of Marseilles, published by Schiffer Books and accompanied by a 96-page book. Major Tom's deck updates the Marseilles by giving the major arcana and court card figures modern dress and costumes.
The Marseille Cat Tarot light-heartedly merges the historical French tarot tradition and anthropomorphic cats, with various furry felines in place of the human characters on the cards. The deck is illustrated with strong primary colours, but more refined artwork than the traditional woodcut prints. The minor arcana also have small feline scenes amidst the pips.
The Tarot Classic is a full-colour reproduction of the 18th century woodcuts by Claude Burdel, republished by US Games in 1974. The art is in a Marseilles style, but is not the same as the Conver style.
Camoin and Jodorowski, French Tarot scholars, have restored crisp detail and outlines in their variation of the Tarot of Marseilles woodcut images.
The Tarot de Marseille published by Dussere reproduces the images of the original 78-card deck by Jean Dodal, dating from 1701 in Lyon, France. Unfortunately the deck is now out of print and difficult to obtain.
The Fournier-published Tarot de Marseille sticks fairly closely to the traditional symbolism but uses much more blended, rich, flowing colour than the early woodcuts. The background colours are also a modern addition.
This Tarot de Marseille, from French publishers Héron, is a modern duplication of Conver's 1760 Marseilles images which now reside in the Bibliothèque Nationale in Paris.
This Tarot de Marseille, published by Piatnik, is very traditional in its wood-cut reproductions coloured with slightly muted blues and reds on a cream background.
The Tarot de Marseille Convos is a modern rendition of the French Marseilles Tarot. This Swiss edition has brighter coloured, rounder illustrations.
Tarot de Marseille de Francois Chosson 1736 is a reproduction of an early, complete Marseilles deck by master cardmaker and engraver, Francois Chosson. Published in a carefully reproduced, quality limited edition of 3000 decks by Yves Reynaud.
The Tarot de Marseille Jean Dodal is a restoration of the Marseille deck published in Lyon in 1701, one of the most complete early Marseille-style decks. This is the full 78-card deck, with each card created in precise detail by Jean-Claude Flornoy.
Tarot de Marseille Pierre Madenie 1709 is a facsimile of one of the oldest Tarot de Marseille decks known, printed in Dijon, France in 1709. Beautifully reproduced in a limited edition of 3000 copies by Yves Reynaud, it has kept the colours, details, and scale of the original.
The Tarot de Marsella is a reconstruction by Spanish historians of the Tarot of Marseilles images. The backgrounds of the 78 cards are dark gold; the foregrounds bright primary colours.
The Tarot Jacques Vieville is a 17th century Marseilles variation from a Parisian cardmaker around 1650. It differs from the typical Marseilles deck in that Justice, the Chariot, Strength and the Hermit are reordered, the Tower appears as a tree, and the Hanged Man appears upright.
This version of the Tarot of Marseilles is a reproduction of cards by Claude Burdel created in 1751, republished in 1987. Titled in Italian, English, French, Spanish and German.
This Tarot of Marseilles was published in 1970 by the French company Grimaud. It has cleaned-up images of the original woodcuts printed in primary red, yellow and blues.
This Tarot of Marseilles is a reproduction of the Dodal images which date back to 1701, printed in strong red, blues, deep greens and golden yellows.
Les Tarots Marseille de Jean Noblet is another reproduction of Marseilles-style cards dating back to 1650. The 22 trump cards have been 'refreshed' by Jean-Claude Flornoy, who also restored the Jean Dodal Tarot.
The Triomphes de Paris is a 22-card linocut deck, designed to mimic the work of historical Marseille cardmakers as much as possible. Originally available in a handmade edition, there's now a printed edition as well.
The Universal Marseille Tarot is based on a Swiss deck created in 1751 by by Claude Burdel, retaining the woodcat look but with more natural colour shading. It has now been published as a standalone deck, and is due to published later as a kit with a companion book written by Lee Bursten.