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TAROT OF BESANCON by J. R. Miller 1780. Ltd. ed. 900 numbered copies. DELUXE BOX


This is the Tarot deck that Mozart played with when he lived in Salzburg. It was the card maker Josef Rauch Miller, Mozart’s fellow citizen, who created this magnificent Tarot de Besançon; identic to the Marseillais except for Junon and Juppiter instad Popess and Pope.
All the figures have very vivid colors and very elegant designs, however respectful of traditional symbolism.

There is a very close link between this Tarot and Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (Salzburg 1756 – Vienna, 1791). In fact, the great Austrian composer was a great lover of the game of Tarot, as evidenced by his sister’s diary, where Mozart wrote some interesting notes on this game.
While Mozart was in Salzburg, the card maker Josef Rauch Miller lived in that same city. Around 1780 Miller created of this splendid deck, known in only one copy preserved in the British Museum in London. The BM has ceded the publication rights only to Rinascimento Italian Style Art.

The 78 hand-painted cards have been reproduced on fine paper with a high percent of cotton, also suitable for fortune telling.
The faithful reprint is edited by Giordano Berti, known throughout the world as one of the greatest experts in the history and esotericism of the Tarot.

Berti also wrote the historical booklet attached to the deck, available in Italian or English: Tarot in German countries from 16th to 18th Century (36 full color pages, available in english or Italian).

LIMITED EDITION: 900 numbered copies.

The same deck is available in two different boxes:

  • DELUXE (book-shaped),
  • ART BOX (simpler but equally elegant).

This is the DELUXE BOX version (mm 158 x 100 x 50 = inches 6.22  x 3.93 x 1.96) designed by Letizia Rivetti and handmade by expert Italian craftsmen. Golden metal corners. Red velvet interior. Satin lace closure. NO PLASTIC!


  • 78 CARDS : size 66× 125 mm = inches 42.59″ x 4.29″
  • WARRANTY CARD : with serial number and Editor’s signature.
  • BOOKLET : 36 full color pages (mm 125 x 85 = inches 4.92 x 3.34) available in Italian or English, written by Giordano Berti.
  • LEAFLET : 8 pages written by Giulia Orsini, with divinatory meanings of each card and reading methods.
  • RINASCIMENTO CATALOG : 32 color pages, available in English, Italian, or Spanish.
  • PERSONAL NOTE : handwritten for you by Giordano Berti.

Printed in Italy in 2018


Weight 0.500 kg


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