The Esoteric Ancient Tarots is a reproduction of a deck made in 1870. The deck was inspired by engravings colored with watercolor. It is based upon a deck planned by Francoise Alliette, all the more normally known as Etteilla (Alliette spelled in reverse). Etteilla was an acclaimed occultist and card reader of the late eighteenth century who "promoted the utilization of tarot for divination and the act of deciphering reversed cards." In this deck, each card is numbered. The major arcana are cards 1-21 and 78. They depend on the conventional majors, however, are in an alternate request and come up short on the typical names. The suit cards follow. They are like the standard minor arcana cards, however, suits and court cards are not recognized. Each card has catchphrase importance for both upstanding and turned around positions in five dialects. The pictures mirror Etteilla's advantage in Egyptian culture and pre-Revolutionary France.
Major Arcana: 22
Minor Arcana: 56
Card Dimensions: 2 3/8" x 4 1/2"
Included: instruction cards in five languages, title card
Publisher: Lo Scarabeo (2000)