I have designed and created four different and distinct styles of the Tarot de Marseille by John Noblet c.1650. Hopefully one of these unique designs will speak to you. This deck is my original 78-card tarot deck in a Red & Gold design, with the title of each card printed on the front, in English. I created this deck to help anyone who is new to reading the tarot, but it is also available in the original French version, like my other decks.
Both versions of this deck are available in the usual Tarot size (2.75″ x 4.75″) or Lenormand size (2.25″ x 3.5″). They are printed on 300gsm superior smooth casino cardstock and come packaged in a plain white tuck box. Please note when decks are printed they have to be printed by the sheet, therefore your Lenormand size deck will come with an additional 10 blank cards. Great to use for added personalization! You can see the other designs available here.
To see a gallery of the entire deck please click here.
There is NO booklet with this deck. If you are new to reading the Tarot, there are many websites on the internet that offer free meanings and instructions on how to read the cards. Plus there are many how-to instruction books available on Amazon.
I offer a selection of designs for the back cover of this deck, if you go to Tarot Card Back Designs you are more than welcome to select one of these. Please include the name of the design you would like in the space provided when you place your order. If no custom back is chosen your deck will be printed with the standard back shown in the gallery.
The original version of the Marseille Tarot was published in Paris circa 1650 by master card-maker Jean Noblet. The Noblet deck is known for having the title LAMORT (Death) on the XIII Major Arcana card whereas most of the other Tarot de Marseille decks have the card numbered but unnamed, e.g., Jean Dodal Tarot (circa 1701) and Nicolas Conver Tarot (circa 1761).
The Noblet deck is also known for its Fool card which has graphic attention to detail in the private parts of the Fool. As well, the animal on the Fool card is said by some to resemble a cat more closely than a dog. In other early versions of the Tarot de Marseille, the image of the animal depicted in the Fool card is such that there is less consensus as to whether the animal is either canine or feline. Another particularity of this deck was its small size.
I love bringing history back to life so if you are a tarot reader who appreciates the history of the tarot, this could be a deck for you. It is also good for any readers who are unfamiliar with historic decks. I kept the authenticity of the imagery, down to the minor details, intact; but I created them in the original tarot size of today. You can see a comparison to size and look in the image on the left. I would like to acknowledge and thank the Flornoy estate for allowing me to use the Letarot Noblet images as the source for my creation of the artwork designs for this deck.
I custom make each Tarot Deck as they are ordered so please allow 2 – 5 business days for manufacture. I will send you an email confirmation to let you know when your order has been shipped. Please see our Shipping Information for shipping procedure, costs and approximate delivery times.