Tarot Pierre Madinié 1709
For the Marseille deck collector, this limited edition replica is a treasure we are happy to present. This 1709 deck from Dijon is important because it is the earliest known 'Type II' Marseille deck in existence. It is also one of the most beautiful, because the woodblocks were engraved with high craftsmanship, the colour was printed carefully, and the cards have survived well. Pierre Madinié was card-maker by appointment to Monseigneur the Duke, Governor of the Province of Bourgogne, and he lived 'next to the cemetery of Notre-Dame at Dijon' which was then a bustling merchant city. The original deck here reproduced is held at the Swiss National Museum in Zurich.
France: Yves Reynaud, 2016. Limited to 1,500 hand-numbered decks. 78 cards plus two information cards showing limitation and deck number (one in English, one in French). Cards folded into a paper envelope, echoing the original wrapping. Comes in presentation box, which has a small round sticker showing deck number. Cards are rigid, cream coloured, and matte-laminated with square corners. New, unused.