Visconti Tarot

July 1, 2009


Visconti Tarot Booklet

Designer, Artist: Bonifacio Bembo, A. A. Atanassov
Country of Publication: Italy
Number of Cards: 78
Publication Year: 1997
Publication Status: Out-of-Print

The Visconti-Sforza were the ruling house of Milan in the 15th century and commissioned a number of tarot decks. These are among the earliest surviving decks. Cards from 16 different decks survive, from single cards to the most complete, the Pierpont Morgan deck, with 74 of the original 78 cards, which is the source for these reproductions. The four missing cards have been reconstructed (among them, the Death card) and all have been restored to produce this splendid deck. As you can see from the cards shown below, these are not old & worn out.    On the face cards and major arcana, the restorer has made lavish use of gold foil.


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One comment

  1. This is one of my favorite decks!

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