Golden Tarot of the Renaissance
This is a lovely reproduction deck--well, actually, there's more production than reproduction involved, now that I think about it. Only 17 of 78 cards are from the misnamed "Charles VI Tarot" (also known as "The Gringonneur Tarot"). The so-called "Charles VI Tarot" was, in fact, probably created in Ferrara in the late 1400's and possibly was the very first tarot deck (though this is not universally believed).
Jo Dworkin, who recreated the remaining cards, was guided by various examples of Trionfi (Major Arcana) from Ferrara (late 15th and early 16th Century). The Minors, on the other hand, were based on frescoes in the Palace Schifanoia (much like Folchi's Ferrara Tarot). The original frescoes are steeped in the magical and astrological influences absorbed by the artist, Pellegrino Prisciani, and this occult strain combines with Dworkin's intent to create a cartomantic deck.
6.60cm x 12.00cm