Dimensiones de las Cartas: 7.2 x 13.1 cm
Jacques Viéville, contemporáneo de Jean Noblet, era como Lui Cartier y ambos publicaron un tarot en París alrededor de 1650. Aquí están los 22 arcanos de Viéville reproducidos según la única copia conocida, conservada con el BnF.
Algunos recuerdan los cánones observados en la llamada tradición "Marsella", mientras que los otros son similares a una iconografía observada en los tarots de Rouen y Bruselas en el siglo XVIII. Es razonable suponer que el tarot de Viéville es representativo de la confluencia de dos tradiciones: la de Marsella y la heredada más o menos directamente de la tradición popular en el norte de Italia.
Cards Dimensions: 7.2 x 13.1 cm
Jacques Viéville, contemporary of Jean Noblet, was like Lui Cartier and both published a tarot in Paris around 1650. Here are the 22 arcana of Viéville reproduced according to the only known copy, preserved with the BnF.
Some remember the canons observed in the so-called "Marseille" tradition, while the others are similar to an iconography observed in the tarots of Rouen and Brussels in the eighteenth century. It is reasonable to suppose that Viéville`s tarot is representative of the confluence of two traditions: that of Marseilles and that inherited more or less directly from popular tradition in northern Italy.
Vieville’s 22 trumps have been restored from the only known copy preserved in the Bibliothèque Nationale in Paris. Jacques Viéville was a master card-maker in Paris who was active from 1643 to 1664, his name is considered to be a pseudonym meaning a card-maker from the country tradition who is an old man who lives in town. While the deck is similar in many respects to the Tarot de Marseille pattern, it is not considered by tarot historians to be a Tarot de Marseille deck. It differs from the Tarot de Marseille in the following general respects:
The numbering of the trumps is different. In the view of some, this suggests that the system of trump numbering of the Tarot de Marseille is one of system among several and is not necessarily a primordial system of trump numbering. Also the Viéville cards have no titles.
Some of the trumps have greatly different imagery from their Tarot de Marseille counterparts. In the view of some tarotists, this suggests that the imagery of the Tarot de Marseille is one set of imagery among several existing concurrently.
Those trumps with greatly different imagery are the following:
Lightning card (depicting a tree), corresponding to the Tower card
Sun card: depicts a male on horseback (This image was the basis for the Sun card in the Waite-Smith Tarot.)
Devil card: depicts the devil walking, without the two imps that one sees on the Tarot de Marseille card
Hanged Man card: depicts the hanged man upright
Star card: depicts a sitting astronomer
Moon card: depicts a sitting woman using a spindle
The deck is issued by Editions Flornoy, a well-respected in the tarot press.