Animal tarot is translated from German Tiertarock. The earliest French suited tarot cards were created in Germany during the 18th century probably by Göbl of Munich and the theme of animals replaced the traditional trump scenes of the Tarot de Marseilles and Visconti Sforza Tarocchi. Two Tiertarock patterns with full-figured courts, prominent during the 18th–20th centuries were the Bavarian Animal Tarot and the Belgium Animal Tarot. Later animal tarot designs would be the Upper Austria Animal Tarot and Adler Cego cards.
Example of 18th century Tiertarock or animal tarot
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