Tarot card illustrations © Lo Scarabeo
Illustrated by artist Luca Raimondo, the Tarot of Casanova
celebrates the life and times of Giacomo Casanova, who lived in 18th Century Venice, Italy, and became famous for his amorous relationships with the opposite sex.
He was an accomplished writer, diplomat and spy. His romantic escapades, like his endless attempts at finding a stable income, always seemed to lead to some additional endeavor. He played the game of life, never satisfied with what he had and always wanting more.
Many cards show couples in various erotic poses, outfitted in the ruffled, bewigged, powdered fashions of that time period.
The Aces are still-life images of Venetian canals and buildings.
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In the World card, Casanova is writing his memoirs while employed as a librarian for the Count of Waldstein in the castle of Dux, Bohemia, during the last years of his life.