Seller: worldclassplayingcards (2,875) 100%, Location: New Castle, Pennsylvania, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 263079762855 Template By Froo! Knave Page of Wands Batons c1820 Antique Tarot Playing Cards Painted Single +COA Certificate of Authenticity COA (included) VIEW MORE IN THE STORE! (Italy) -- c1820 Hand Colored "Minchiate Fiorentine Tarot Historic Justice single used in card games in Florence. Spectacular display of history from painters and artisan printers in historic Italy. SCARCITY:8.5 /10 CONDITION: (Subjective) Condition: surface wear, surface age soiled, slight surface script / highly acceptable. CARD/QTY: Minchiate Knave of Rods (Clubs) Page of Batons PRINTER: Unknown Game Pattern : Florentine Minchiate YEAR: c1820 Process : Engraved / Colour FINISH/SURFACE: Fine Stiffened Linen ERA/PERIOD: Early 19th COUNTRY: Italy / Florence FACTS: Minchiate was a very popular game, eventually supplanting the 78-card tarot not only in Florence, but throughout most of Italy.... it continued to be played in Genoa until the 1930s. Like other Italian regional tarots, the Minchiate of Florence celebrates civic pride. The graceful, artistic designs recall the role of Florence as the center of Renaissance art...'' Minchiate is an expansion of Tarot that most likely dates back to the sixteenth century. It came into being a hundred years or so later than the origin of Tarot (which is estimated to be around 1450, in Milan). Minchiate differs from the typical Tarot deck by having 41 Major Arcana cards rather than 22. Like the Tarot, there are 56 Minor Arcana (16 Court cards, and 40 Pips) , making a total of 97 cards in the deck. The Minchiate adds the remainder of the virtues (Prudence, Faith, Hope, and Charity), the zodiac signs, the four elements and the Grand Duke to the Major Arcana. The Emperor has been replaced by a Western Emperor and an Eastern Emperor. And the High Priestess, Empress and Pope have been replaced, or perhaps renamed over time. This is a true piece of history as each card does tell a story and also proves that owning such a magnificent deck is truly remarkable! Gorgeous spectacular example is one reason to own such a piece that's rich in history. If you are wanting a piece of REAL history? Then now is your chance to own one that offers you a touch of 18th century ITALY, that is Historical & Magical. AS ALWAYS! FREE SHIPPING WORLDWIDE Your historic cards will be delivered in this archival case. 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