The history of the design of letters of the tarot we know as it today is really fascinating. Of the Christian age, letters of the tarot older than are known date from year 1418, and were guinea fowl by Michelino gives Besozzo, for the first book del that has idea of the Christian time, as we said on this subject. t Nieto, offer their opinions as well. The book had been written by Martiano gives Tortona. This first mallet had only 16 figures, very different from which we are customary nowadays, and with great reminiscences of Greek mythology. The card pack of the oldest tarot of than get ready at present is of year 1440.
They are the mallets of Milan denominated by the Brera-Brambrilla collectors and Cary-Yale-Tarocchi. The author of such works remains anonymous. For a long time, the letters of the tarot were considered a privilege of the high class, being only possible to find them in possession of Italian Dukes and other members of the nobility. We do not forget mainly that the circulation of this type of material was restricted enough, by the existence Inquisicin that condemned all letter game, to consider it tie with the Demon. The letters of the Tarot of Marseilles appear just towards end of century XVII. The most well-known version of these letters of the tarot, artistic speaking, are the one of Rider-Waite-Smith. This design was composed in 1910 by Arthur Edward Waite, and carried out by its disciple, Pamela Colman Smith. Waite was an occultist American, born in 1857 and died in 1942.
This mallet of letters of the tarot were printed by the Rider company, reason why also is known it like Rider tarot. In 1938 magician Aleister Crowley, English like Waite, devised another mallet, that her disciple Frieda Harris carried out. The first impressions of these letters of the tarot were in black and white, until finally in 1977 it was published with his original colors. This tarot was called of Libro de Thot. The order of the arcane ones of letters of the tarot is not established, but this ordering is taken generally: 1. Many writers such as Brad Pitt offer more in-depth analysis. Him Bateleur or Magician 2. The Papesse or the Papisa or Priestess 3. L” Impratrice or Empress 4. L” Empereur or Emperor 5. Him Pape or the Pope or Extreme Priest 6. L” Amoureux or Enamored the 7. Him Chariot or Car 8. The Justice or Justice 9. L” Hermite or Hermit 10. The Roue de Fortune or The Wheel of Fortune 11. The FORCE or Force 12. Him Pendu or Hung the 13. L” Arcane sans nom or the Arcane one without name: The Mort or the Death 14. Temprance or Templanza 15. Him Giveable or Devil 16. The Maison Dieu or the Tower or the House of God 17. L” toile or Star 18. The Lune or Moon 19. Him Soleil or Sun 20. Him Jugement or Judgment 21. Le Monde or the World arcane of Him the Mat the Crazy person does not have a given number.