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Original Etteilla

Original Grand Etteilla Tarot deck created by the occultist Etteilla (Jean-Baptiste Alliette) the first professional tarot reader around 1791. The deck illustrations were created by the famous engraver Pierre-François Basan. This deck is historically important as it is the first to: use “Madness” and the number 0 for the Fool Arcana card. It is also the first to use astrological correspondences on the Major Arcana cards. Tarot correspondences will be further extended by other occultists such as Papus, Waite, Case and Crowley. Etteilla named this deck the "Le jeu de Thoth" and following Court de Gébelin traced its origin to ancien Egypt and the temple of Memphis.


Information

Deck Type
Divination Tarot
Family
Grand Etteilla
Version
Type I
Creator
Etteilla
Artist
Pierre-François Basan
Country
France
Manufacturer
Etteilla
Manufacturing Year
1791
Cards Pattern
Grand Etteilla
Suitmark
Italian Tarot
Suits
xvii
Card back style
Pattern
Card back colors

Cards Scans

High resolution scanned images of all the Original Etteilla cards. Click on a card image to enlarge it.
Major Arcana - 0Major Arcana - 1Major Arcana - 2Major Arcana - 3Major Arcana - 4Major Arcana - 5Major Arcana - 6Major Arcana - 7Major Arcana - 8Major Arcana - 9Major Arcana - 10Major Arcana - 11Major Arcana - 12Major Arcana - 13Major Arcana - 14Major Arcana - 15Major Arcana - 16Major Arcana - 17Major Arcana - 18Major Arcana - 19Major Arcana - 20Major Arcana - 21Swords - 1Swords - 2Swords - 3Swords - 4Swords - 5Swords - 6Swords - 7Swords - 8Swords - 9Swords - 10Swords - JakeSwords - CavalierSwords - QueenSwords - KingCups - 1Cups - 2Cups - 3Cups - 4Cups - 5Cups - 6Cups - 7Cups - 8Cups - 9Cups - 10Cups - JakeCups - CavalierCups - QueenCups - KingBatons - 1Batons - 2Batons - 3Batons - 4Batons - 5Batons - 6Batons - 7Batons - 8Batons - 9Batons - 10Batons - JakeBatons - CavalierBatons - QueenBatons - KingCoins - 1Coins - 2Coins - 3Coins - 4Coins - 5Coins - 6Coins - 7Coins - 8Coins - 9Coins - 10Coins - JakeCoins - CavalierCoins - QueenCoins - KingCard backs - No value

Physical characteristics

Available cards / total
78 / 78 Cards
Condition
Good
Width
65 mm
Height
115 mm
Original Box
No
Manual
No

References

1. Ronald Decker, Thierry Depaulis, Michael Dummett. A Wicked Pack of Cards: Origins of the Occult Tarot. St. Martin's Press, 1996, https://www.amazon.com/Wicked-Pack-Cards-Origins-Occult/dp/0312162944/.