Details of the Visconti Tarot
Also known as Visconti-Sforza Restored
Solandia's Summary: A restoration of one of the oldest tarots, the Visconti-Sforza cards. The symbolism is the same in this version, but the Visconti Tarot cards have clearer colours and there are metallic gold leaf highlights and backgrounds. (The gold doesn't show up well in scans, unfortunately.)
Type: Tarot Deck Number of Cards: 78 Major Arcana: 22 Minor Arcana: 56
Card Size: 2.36 x 4.53 inches = 6.00cm x 11.50cm
Publisher: Published by Lo Scarabeo
Deck Tradition: Italian
Minor Arcana Style: Decorated Pips
Suits: Chalices, Swords, Wands, Pentacles
Court Cards: Knave, Knight, Queen, King
Major Titles: The Fool, The Magician, The High Priestess, The
Empress, The Emperor, The Hierophant, The Lover,
The Chariot, Justice, The Hermit, The Wheel, Strength,
The Hanged Man, Death, Temperance, The Devil, The
Tower, The Star, The Moon, The Sun, Judgement, The World
The Fool is 0 Strength is 11 Justice is 8
Other Decks by Creator(s):
Golden Tarot of the Renaissance,
Initiatory Tarot of the Golden Dawn,
Pictorial Key Tarot,
Tarot of the Angels,
Tarot of the Druids,
Universal Wirth Tarot,
by Giordano Berti.
Da Vinci Tarot,
Golden Botticelli Tarot,
Golden Tarot of Klimt,
Golden Tarot of the Tsar,
Tarot of Visconti Grand Trumps
by A. Atanassov.
Card Back: Reversible
Back Design: Monochrome taupe-gray motif of acanthus leaves and vines within a narrow black border.
Companion Material: LWB and additional cards on which divination
instructions are printed in multiple languages.
Excerpt of the
Visconti Tarot review by Cerulean:
I am pleased to see this version of the Visconti Gold from Lo
Scarabeo. Mark Filpas in Pasteboard Masquerade made a
reference to an upcoming book and deck set by Lo Scarabeo
with an even newer tower and devil card and a book by
G. Berti. He was referring to the Italian title of
Tarocchi dei Visconti, which arrived in its English
version on American shelves in September 2002. Som... read more.
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