I have designed and created five 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, created in a ‘Vintage Distressed’ style. You can see the other designs here.
This deck comes in the usual Tarot card size (2.75″ x 4.75″) as well as a Large size (3.5″ x 5.75″) and is printed on 300gsm superior smooth casino cardstock and comes sealed in a plain white tuck box. To see a gallery of the entire deck please click here. Please note when decks are printed they have to be printed by the sheet, therefore you will receive an additional 4 blank cards with the large size of this deck. Great to use for personalization!
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 that 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 or psychic who appreciates the history of the tarot, this could be a deck for you. I created my images with a vintage “distressed” look, for two reasons…a different appearance to other decks and as an acknowledgement of the age of their original design. 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.