A long waited, almost lost friend.
This is a very mysterious piece of #TarotHistory
The Lombard Tarocchi of Angelo Valla, made in Trieste, 1790.
Very little is known about this beautifully odd deck. With very sensible drawings (See the very delicate devil card, as already seen before in the Giacomo Zoni Tarocchi).
The Moon card is an orb with a very feminine face also, as in french early Tarots, but with a crescent underneath her (Phoenician/Babylonian symbolism, perhaps?)
For an early tarot deck, its expressions are very sensitive and delicate, but all traditional.
This is a book by some Peter Ortmann called "The Lombardische Tarot" published in 1998. Very easy to find and with decent price in Ebay Denmark. I totally recommend for the serious collectors! And please, ignore the cardstock. You may never know when you'll be able to find such darksome treasure!