Huck wrote:no Empress, no Papessa, but Emperors and Popes ... and Emperors can occasionally beat Popes, so these 4 cards are of same ranking.
Couldn't we suppose as a possibility that the plural forms may be understood as "Imperor and Impress, Pope and Popess" ?
Which is last trump, World or Angel? I think it is world, or are there others opinions?
The text seems unclear, from the description we can read that there is
- "Angel ..., singing and playing" who is rejoicing
- "blessed souls triumph[ing]"
Which corresponds to the Angel/"Le jugement" card
Then we have "before the Celestial paradise" (so maybe another card ?) "the image of the world in the middle of these four Holy Evangelists", which corresponds to the world/"Le Monde" card.
To me there are two differents trumps described here.
The description of the whole trumps would stick quite closely to the Viéville Tarot as Ross pointed out - although some elements are missing from the description, nothing goes against this association. That is if we accept the supposition that the Empress and Popess are indicated within "Imperatori e Papi", and that the last description is about two distinct trumps (angel & world).
Anyway, even if these suppositions are left as false, it's still quite close regarding the trumps order, especially starting from the Love to the last on (may it be the angel or the world or both of them).
Regarding the order of the last two, Angel and World, we have to note that the angel is described before
the world, hence an element to suppose its numbering is lower.
The italian version says "ha prima dell' imagine del Paradiso fatto un ritratto d' essi quattro Evangelisti" (where Paradiso would designate the Angel), does it means that the image is before the Paradiso, or that is was made before the Paradiso but still appears in the "regular" sequence ? Piscina sees this world card as the key to Paradiso, and maybe as a synthesis of the cards up to the "last one".