Universal Marseille Tarot
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.
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Tarot Deck - 78 Cards - Lo Scarabeo 2006
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Universal Marseille Tarot review by Bonnie Cehovet
The "Universal Tarot of Marseille" deck is of the Marseille pattern, based on a Swiss deck created in 1751 by Claude Burdel that has been recolored (newly colored). One of the telling marks of a Marseille style deck, if not THE telling mark, is that the pips (the numbered cards) are not illustrated. This is a style of deck that still retains its popularity in Europe.
The suits are Staves, Chalices, Swords and Pentacles. The Court cards are King, Queen, Knight and Knave. The Trumps follow traditional titles, with Justice as VIII and Strength as XI.
The Marseille deck, rather than being used primarily for divination, found its primary use for card-playing, both in gambling halls and in private homes. The Marseille decks were printed from woodblocks, and retained a plain, una...
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Name: Universal Marseille Tarot
Publisher: Lo Scarabeo 2006
Deck Type: Tarot Deck