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  • Object type

  • Museum number

    1904,0511.50.1-78

  • Description

    Complete tarot pack of 78 playing-cards for cartomancy (Etteilla), with Spanish suit-marks, plus a booklet of instruction. The cards are numbered in each corner and framed with a light blue border.

    Hand-coloured lithograph, letterpress
    Backs printed with a red pattern
    In original box
    Early 19th Century

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  • Producer name

  • School/style

  • Date

    • 1800-1850 (circa)
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 127 millimetres
    • Width: 78 millimetres
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Content

        Lettered on the box "Z. Lismon. Jeu Des 78 Tarots Égyptiens. Livre De Thot".Lettered in the booklet "Art de Tirer les Cartes par Julia Orsini. Paris", and "Voici le tître de cet ouvrage: Le Grand Etteilla ou L'Art de Tirer les Cartes par Julia Orsini". All the cards bear several lines of text.
  • Curator's comments

    Originally wood engraved, this example is printed lithographically. There is a duty stamp on the 2 of swords with "République Francaise 11 Avril 18(?)0"

  • Location

    Not on display (Playing-cards Additional)

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    1904

  • Department

    Prints & Drawings

  • Registration number

    1904,0511.50.1-78

  • Additional IDs

    • F.21
Complete tarot pack of 78 playing-cards for cartomancy (Etteilla), with Spanish suit-marks, plus a booklet of instruction. The cards are numbered in each corner and framed with a light blue border.    Hand-coloured lithograph, letterpress  Backs printed with a red pattern  In original box  Early 19th Century

Complete tarot pack of 78 playing-cards for cartomancy (Etteilla), with Spanish suit-marks, plus a booklet of instruction. The cards are numbered in each corner and framed with a light blue border. Hand-coloured lithograph, letterpress Backs printed with a red pattern In original box Early 19th Century

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