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Sola Busca Tarot 1491

The only Tarot deck of the 15th century that has come to our day complete with all 78 cards.The first alchemical deck in the history.The deck that, four centuries later, inspired the Rider-Waite-Smith Tarot.

All cards are full illustrated, for the first time in history, with dynamic characters.The 22 Triumphs depicting heroes of Greek and Roman history and, in two cases, of biblical story: Nenbroto (Nimrod) and Nabuchodenasor (Nebuchadnezzar).The Court Cards and Numerals show scenes of daily life, images of fantasy and alchemical allegories. The symbols are slightly different from the traditional ones: Disks instead of Coins, Clubs instead of Wands; Amphorae instead of Cups. Swords remain Swords.

The Sola-Busca Tarot remained for nearly 420 years in a private collection, until in 2008 the Italian State bought the deck and assigned him on deposit at the Pinacoteca di Brera in Milan, where in 2012 was made a stunning exhibition. In 1908 the English esotericist Arthur Edward Waite was inspired by Sola-Busca Tarot to create the Rider-Waite Tarot, painted by Pamela Colman Smith.In 1998 the German printer Wolfgang Mayer realized a wonderful version, faithful to the original colors and sizes.Mayer printed only 700 copies, adding to the deck for a warranty card with the serial number and the signature handwritten.

Until August 2016 the few remaining decks of the Mayer edition was offered for sale by Giordano Berti in a beautiful book-shaped box, designed by art designer Letizia Rivetti.
The same decks WAS available in a Golden box (made with strong golden paper). All the decks, both in Deluxe and in Golden box, have the original warranty certificate handsigned by Mayer in 1998.

In 2016, Rinascimento has realized a faithful reprint of the Mayer’s deck.

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The only Tarot deck of the 15th century that has come to our day complete with all 78 cards.The first alchemical deck in the history.The deck that, four centuries later, inspired the Rider-Waite-Smith Tarot. All cards are full illustrated, for the first time in history, with dynamic characters.The 22 Triumphs depicting heroes of Greek and Roman history and, in two cases, of biblical story: Nenbroto (Nimrod) and Nabuchodenasor (Nebuchadnezzar).The Court Cards and Numerals show scenes of daily life, images of fantasy and alchemical allegories. The symbols are slightly different from the traditional ones: Disks instead of Coins, Clubs instead of Wands; Amphorae instead of Cups. Swords remain Swords. The Sola-Busca Tarot remained for nearly 420 years in a private collection, until in 2008 the Italian State bought the deck and assigned him on deposit at the Pinacoteca di Brera in Milan, where in 2012 was made a stunning exhibition. In 1908 the English esotericist Arthur Edward Waite was inspired by Sola-Busca Tarot to create the Rider-Waite Tarot, painted by Pamela Colman Smith.In 1998 the German printer Wolfgang Mayer realized a wonderful version, faithful to the original colors and sizes.Mayer printed only 700 copies, adding to the deck for a warranty card with the serial number and the signature handwritten. Until August 2016 the few remaining decks of the Mayer edition was offered for sale by Giordano Berti in a beautiful book-shaped box, designed by art designer Letizia Rivetti. The same decks WAS available in a Golden box (made with strong golden paper). All the decks, both in Deluxe and in Golden box, have the original warranty certificate handsigned by Mayer in 1998. In 2016, Rinascimento has realized a faithful reprint of the Mayer’s deck.

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ISBN SB001
Autograph No
Pages 78
Author Giordano Berti
Publisher Rinascimento and Araba Fenice
Publication date 1 Jan 1970
Format Deck
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