Creator(s): Francois de Poilly
Date: 1660*, 2012
Country: France, USA
Number of Cards: 78
Francois de Poilly (1623-1693) was a French engraver. In 1660 he or someone from his family created the Poilly Tarot.
The deck is not traditional tarot, but it does contain 22 trumps, about 3/4ths of which follow the Tarot structure. The differences are similar to the 97-card Minchiate decks of Italy.
The original deck features only the Majors and courts, the pip cards were recreated by HistoricalRetrospective. Card #16 was also missing from the original, and has been recreated. The deck is standard poker size, 2 1/2" by 3 1/2".