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Italian Tarot Cards, the so-called Tarocchi, c. 1500, woodcut, wash in red, grey and brown ink

Italian Tarot Cards, the so-called Tarocchi, c. woodcut, wash in red, grey and brown ink

Res Obscura: John Dee

Khunrath’s Fabulous Alchemical Exploratorium, ca. 1600 from the work of Heinrich Khunrath, Ampitheatrum Sapientiae Aeternae (Hamburg, or in English “The Amphitheater of Eternal Knowledge”).

Playing card from the Astronomia card game, published by F.G. Moon, London, 1829

liquidnight: “ Playing card from the Astronomia card game Published by F. Moon, London, 1829 [via Room 26 Cabinet of Curiosities] ”

Satirical card deck designed by Peter Flöttner of Nuremberg, c.1545. Block-cutter/publisher: Franz Christoph Zell. Woodblock print with watercolor and gold highlights.

Satirical card deck designed by Peter Flöttner of Nuremberg, Block-cutter/publisher: Franz Christoph Zell. Woodblock print with watercolor and gold highlights.

: uncut sheet showing fifteen playing cards, 15th century. Discovered in the book cover of a Catalan manuscript volume of 1519. Museu Nacional d'Art de Catalunya (Barcelona).

"": uncut sheet showing fifteen playing cards, century. Discovered in the book cover of a Catalan manuscript volume of Museu Nacional d'Art de Catalunya (Barcelona).

Knight of Swords from the Cary-Yale Visconti deck, 1420-1460. Floral houppelande, lined in pink. Green (brocade?) kirtle. Gorgeous.

Lady of Swords -- Cary-Yale Visconti Tarot Deck, Italy, ca This deck had Ladies as well as Knights. Its court card structure inspired me to create a gender-balanced set of court cards for my Minoan Tarot deck.