Originally Posted by DeToX
Just to clarify, is this a lightly restored facsimile as opposed to a straight facsimile or reproduction?
Hello DeTox and all,
This won't be a facsimile and not a lightly facsimile.
Nor a restoration.
Originals are not enough in good sake for various reasons:
Some originals are awfull regarding colours
Some originals are awfull regarding black lines design.
Some original are uncomplete.
This is why we worked on many originals and even on various TdM Type I as to fix all colours, black lines design.
So, I prefer to call it a restitution that I/We estimate as faithfull as possible to original idea of engraver and cardmaker.
Wilfried and I we spent months to check every little detail of each card.
Our big tarot database was also used to check minor points.
You will understand for exemple what is difference with Jean Payen 1743 who was another member of this long lignage of cardmakers's family in Avignon/Provence Region.
This restitution was not possible until 2016 because we needed enough documentation.
Now it's time to show this great historical tarot.
Open to passionates by end November maximum.