The Epinal Tarot
is a reprint of a deck from 1830 printed in France based upon woodcuts designed by the engraver Georgin.
As Épinal is located close to Besançon and Strasbourg, Georgin appears to have been inspired by packs in the “Tarot de Besançon” style which were already being produced locally and which include Juno and Jupiter on trumps II and V, instead of The Popess and The Pope, and who in the Roman pantheon were the emperor and empress of the gods.
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The minor arcana numeral cards are attractively designed with elegant sword hilts, graceful handles on the batons, and decorated with foliage and flowers.