The Jean Dodal Tarot was produced in Lyon, France in 1701. Two versions are preserved in the National Library of France and the British Museum. We referenced both of these decks for our restoration.
This is the complete 78 card tarot deck and includes an information card and promotional card. The deck is in French and the extra cards are in English.
The restoration consisted of meticulously redrawing and recoloring the images. We also clarified many of the details to create consistency. As with all of our decks, our goal is not to create an exact reproduction, but an elegant, refined deck that inspires the imagination of the modern reader.
An interesting mystery in the history of this deck are the two different spellings of Jean Dodal's name. On the 2 of Cups, "Jean Dodal" is written in large text. However, on the 2 of Coins is "Faict a Lyon par Jean Dodali". This shows that the deck was produced in Lyon, France by "Jean Dodali".
Historians believe that Jean Dodal may have changed his name to a more Italian sounding version in an effort to facilitate export. This theory is supported by the phrase "F.P. Le Trange" (fait pour l'etranger - made for export) which appears on the four Knights, the Page of Batons, Force, and The World.
Standard tarot card size of 2.75″ x 4.75″
Printed on premium 310gsm card stock
Long lasting, linen finish for ease of shuffling and spreading
Sturdy, elegant tuck box with the card back design printed around the outside
Printed in the USA
- Artisan Tarot's official website
Published - 2021
78 card tarot deck - includes an information & promotional card.
The deck is in French and the extra cards are in English.
Boxed deck measures approximately - 12 x 7 x 2.5 cm