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Re: FAICT A PARIS PAR

For Tarot and Tarots there is not much till 1604 ... in these "new" old documents. One for 1586 and one for 1588. There is no doubt, that there were French playing card producers in France. The question is, how much of them made Tarot cards. Well, it's nice, that the playing card background becomes ...

Re: FAICT A PARIS PAR

"Tarots" in 16th century on the new findings I found (and you found the same) 1588 MC/ET/LIV/120 Bail à titre de ferme pour quatre années par la reine Louise de Lorraine-Vaudémont, représentée par le comte Scipion de Fiesque, son chevalier d'honneur, Jean-Baptiste Troti, son maître d'hôtel, François...

Re: FAICT A PARIS PAR

Yes, I got it. For keeping an overview, it would be helpful, if each entry has a link, where it was found. ************* http://christian.deryck.free.fr/Valet/Paris/paris-gguymier-c1530-vt.jpg http://christian.deryck.free.fr/Valet/Paris/index.htm Les enseignes (pique coeur, carreau et trèfle) sont f...

Re: Fame riddle

1606 Promise by Etienne DEMAS, a merchant residing at Thiers, being lodged in Paris at Jean GUYMIER's, Cartier and King's valet, rue Aubry-le-Boucher, to Benign LE ROY , a bourgeois merchant of Paris, residing in the Rue Aubry-le-Boucher : To deliver to him by boat to the port of Saint-Paul, all th...

Re: Fame riddle

Demas is a paper trader - but he is referenced in regard to supplying paper for card-makers, it is Jean Guynier who was the Valet du Chamber of the King - (it was not unusual for specialist tradesmen to be chosen to be valets - valet were not alway noblemen in training! ) This makes more sense, I t...

Re: Fame riddle

Well, there's likely a long way through all the documents ... reading it again, I think, that Etienne DEMAS is a great paper trader, perhaps with the honorable rank of a Valet. I don't know, if cartier always means playing card producer. Thiers, his location, is relative near to Lyon, which had a lo...

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