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Tarocchi Sola Busca Tarot: Ferrara XV Century 5/5 (1)


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Publisher: Lo Scarabeo  

Publishing Date: 2017

The Sola-Busca tarot is the earliest known example of a 78-card Tarot card deck. It was created by an unknown artist and engraved onto metal in the late 15th century. Photographs of a complete version of the deck were donated to the British Museum by the Sola-Busca family of Milan in 1907. In this way, the scholar Arthur Mayger Hind, curator at the British Museum and art historian of old master prints, was able to compare the color version owned by the Sola Busca family with the cards held by the British Museum in a printed version purchased by the British Museum in 1845. (see Sola Busca cards at British Museum) [Wikipedia]

One of the oldest tarot decks ever created, the Tarot Sola Busca is known for its alchemical symbolism and for having inspired many of the minor arcana of the Rider Waite Smith deck. The first entry in Lo Scarabeo’s new Anima Antiqua series (Ancient Soul), this deck has been lovingly printed with great care from originals found in the greatest collections of rare tarot decks. This is a limited-edition, numbered deck printed on the highest quality stock.

Deck Theme: Gods/Goddesses and Heroes

Art Movement: The Italian Renaissance

Art Technique: Color and Engraving




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