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Published November 01, 2023 Updated December 16, 2023

Pomeranian Tarot

A Pomeranian Tarot deck with etchings by Georg Pommer published by Conrad Jegel, 1852.

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A Pomeranian Tarot with etchings by Georg Pommer published by Johann Conrad Jegel, 1852.

Pomeranian Tarot deck with etchings by G. Pommer published by Conrad Jegel, 1852. © The Trustees of the British Museum Pomeranian Tarot deck with etchings by G. Pommer published by Conrad Jegel, 1852. © The Trustees of the British Museum Pomeranian Tarot deck with etchings by G. Pommer published by Conrad Jegel, 1852. © The Trustees of the British Museum
Pomeranian Tarot deck with etchings by G. Pommer published by Conrad Jegel, 1852. © The Trustees of the British Museum

French-suited Pomeranian Tarot deck with neat etchings by Georg Pommer (fl.1815-1854) published by Johann Conrad Jegel, 1852. 78 cards, hand-coloured etchings. The trump cards have different designs at each end, numbered in large open Arabic numerals within the composition. All the tarots are uncoloured with the exception of the fool which is a double bust of a man with cap and bells, neatly coloured. No.15 is a stout gentleman hailing the train on a railway. No.19 represents Napoleon I the night before the battle of Austerlitz. The design on number 13 depicts a young girl in sorrow at a tomb, near which is a monumental cross with "Pommer 1852". The double-ended court cards are coloured. © The Trustees of the British Museum • Pomeranian Tarot

Reference

Willshire, W. H.: A Descriptive Catalogue of Playing and Other Cards in the British Museum, Trustees of the British Museum, 1876, reprint 1975. (German 119).

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