Tarot of Marseille by Hes (Germany, c. 1750)

A new, exciting chapter in the history of the Tarot is condensed in this “Marseille Style” deck printed in Augsburg around 1750 by Johann Christoph Hes.

The Hes Tarot, now kept at the British Museum in London, has been faithful reproduced in all the details: colors, dimensions and back of the cards. ©The trustees of the British Museum. All rights reserved

The deck has been printed on special paper in a limited edition of 900 numbered copies.

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Mitelli’s Tarot review on The Playing-Card, by C. De Ryck

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A good review of the Mitelli’s Tarot deck published by Rinascimento and of the wonderful Berti’s booklet attached to the deck was written by Christian De Ryck in The Playing-Card magazine (vol.46 n.4, April-June 2018).

In the pics below one can read the full text of the review.

 

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True Paths of Angels… SPECIAL OFFER

From October 2018 the English version of the True Paths of Angels is available.
These 33 wonderful cards are inspired by the qualities and powers of the Angels of the Cabbalistic Tree.
The deck was printed in a limited edition of 999 copies, numbered and signed on a warranty attached to the deck.
Until December 25, 2018 the deck is in SPECIAL OFFER with a 5% discount.

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A NEW WONDERFUL REPRINT: THE MARSEILLE-PIEDMONTESE TAROT OF GIUSEPPE LANDO (TURIN 1832)

Dear friends,
you can not imagine the emotion I felt when, in an old archive in Turin, I discovered a copy of the Tarot of Marseilles printed by Giuseppe Lando shortly before his death in 1831.

LANDO SHEET

This deck is truly the “magic thread” that unites the Tarot of Marseille to the most authentic Italian tradition.
With great enthusiasm, the staff of Renaissance Italian Style Art decided to reprint the Tarot of Lando in a way absolutely faithful to the original, joining to the deck a historical research on Lando and his family.
It is a real joy to share this masterpiece with other Tarot enthusiasts, like you.
Read the description of the deck following the link. You will love discovering not only these beautiful Tarot, but also the history of this printer and his family.

More info at the page: MARSEILLE TAROT OF LANDO TAROT 1832

I wish you all the best.

Giordano Berti

 

 

 

 

TAROT ANNIVERSARY : GIUSEPPE MARIA MITELLI

FEBRUARY, 7, 1718 : anniversary of the death of the Master of engraving art GIUSEPPE MARIA MITELLI, author of the wonderful

MITELLI’S TAROT 1660
(go to the page).

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AN ECLECTIC ARTIST

Among the many individuals that enrich the Tarot history, Giuseppe Maria Mitelli (born in Bologna in 1634) deserves a special place.

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“Carving to me was a game, indeed to play was like a Game, because carving for me was fun, just like a game”.

Giuseppe Maria Mitelli

 

 

 

 

This eclectic artist transformed the works of art of great painters into splendid engravings. He illustrated popular proverbs and invented new proverbs; portrayed the trades that took place on the streets of Bologna; ridiculed the customs and bad habits of poors and lords; created a wonderful “Alphabet of Dreams”. Above all, he loved to invent games.

Giuseppe Maria Mitelli created more than thirty board games whose titles make you smile and meditate, for example: Game of all forms of the Noses (1687), Game of Truth (1688), Game of a beloved woman with her lovers (1690), Game of Eyes and Mouths (1690), Game of husbands and wives (1691), Game of Fortune and Disgrace (about 1700).

Among the many games invented by Mitelli, the most important is certainly a deck composed of 62 cards, the Tarocchino Bolognese, made between 1660 and 1665 to be donate to a nobleman from Bologna, Count Filippo Bentivoglio.

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The figures of the 22 Triumphs express a typically Baroque sensibility, reworking the traditional symbolic references.

 

SOME PUZZLES ABOUT THIS DECK

It is important to dwell on four figures that in Bologna and Florence were called “Popes”. The Emperor and the Pope, enthroned, remain the same, while the Popesse was replaced by Mitelli with a Bishop and the Empress with a King, both pictured standing.

One can ask: why the Popesse and the Empress was removed? In the book that accompanies the deck,  italian historian Giordano Berti reported his opinions on this detail. In addition, he faced other enigmas that still surround the history of the Tarot in Bologna: for example the legend of Prince Fibbia (considered at the time the inventor of the Tarot), the case of the forbidden Tarot of Montieri, sent to the stake in 1725, and many others curiosity.

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In summary, this work tells Mitelli’s adventurous life, his works and the individuals that are linked to his tarot deck.

In a long final chapter of the book, the Bolognese cartomancer Greta Boni Dori explains the meanings of the 62 cards and teaches how to use them for card reading according to the ancient Bolognese tradition; a tradition that precedes by a few decades the first “revelations” made in France by Etteilla around 1770.

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Together with the book one can have a wonderful version of Mitelli’s Tarocchini, complete with all 62 cards hand-painted cards with bright and harmonious colors.

This deck, kept at the Bibliothèque Nationale in Paris, in 2017 has been faithfuly reproduced in a limited edition of 900 numbered copies and signed on a warranty card.

The Mitellis’ artwork is available in a Deluxe box (book shape), or in a simple box.

OTHER NEWS AND PICTURES :

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