Also known as Tarocco Soprafino
The Soprafino Tarot faithfully reproduces the images from the Tarocco Soprafino of F. Gumppenberg in Milan, a deck dating from around 1835. This reproduction by il Meneghello is a numbered edition, limited to 2000. The colours are muted, and faux stains have been printed on the unvarnished cards.
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Tarot Deck - 78 Cards - il Meneghello 1992
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Soprafino Tarot review by Le Fanu
First of all, I should assert at the very outset that this review comes with a forewarning. Much as I would like to think that a good review offers an even-handed, balanced critique, outlining all the good aspects and all the negative aspects, in this case, I simply cannot offer a so-called balanced review, in keeping with tradition. I just can’t do it; the reason being that this is quite simply the most beautiful deck in the history of tarot, and I have no qualms about saying so (my opinion, of course). Whether it is a good reading deck or not will invariably depend upon each individual, but in the history of tarot art, this deck is quite simply up there in a league of its own.
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More About These Cards
Name: Soprafino Tarot
Alternate Names: Tarocco Soprafino
Publisher: il Meneghello 1992
Deck Type: Tarot Deck
Major Arcana: 22
Minor Arcana: 56
Deck Tradition: Marseilles
Minor Arcana Style: Marseilles-Style Pips
Suits: Bastoni (Wands), Coppe (Cups), Spade (Swords), Denari (Pentacles)
Court Cards: Fante, Cavaliere, Regina, Re
The Fool is 0
Strength is 11
Justice is 8
Card Size: 2.09 x 4.17 in. = 5.30cm x 10.60cm
Card Language: Italian
Card Back: Reversible
Back Design: Geometric wallpaper, dark grey print on cream.
Companion Material: 2 sheets of paper, both in Italian. The white one
has information about tarot history, the major arcana,
and divination methods. The tan sheet has more
detailed information about the origin of this deck.