Visconti-Sforza Tarot

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Title

Visconti-Sforza Tarot

Subject

Visconti, Historical

Description

78 cards plus two advertising cards, with an unusually informative LWB, in a cardboard tuck box with a cut out window in the front to let part of the Magician card show through.

The cards are oversized, measuring 17.5 cm tall x 9 cm wide.

This is an un-restored printing of the Pierpont Morgan-Bergamo Visconti-Sforza tarot cards, originally painted by Bonifacio Bembo.

Stuart Kaplan authored the LWB.

My copy is from the 1984 printing, not the original 1975 printing.

The LWB notes that the Devil, Tower, Star, and Moon cards were missing from the original deck and have been recreated; however, there's no artist attribution for the recreated cards.

As is the case with any version of the Visconti, the minors are illustrated, but not scenic.

Justice is 8 and Strength is 11.

The backs are plain maroon with no pattern, and thus completely reversible.

Creator

Bembo, Bonifacio

Publisher

U.S. Games, United States
USG

Date

1984

Format

78 cards

Language

English and Italian

Type

Visconti

Identifier

0-913866-06-7

Citation

Bembo, Bonifacio, “Visconti-Sforza Tarot,” The Osborne Tarot Collection, accessed November 30, 2022, https://tarot.zerosummer.org/items/show/111.

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