Sola Busca Tarot by Gnaccolini, Paola
The Sola Busca Tarot is the earliest known example of a 78-card Tarot card deck. It was created by an unknown artist, engraved onto metal in the late 15th century. Photographs of a complete version of the deck were donated to the British Museum by the Sola-Busca family of Milan in 1907.
The Sola-Busca deck comprises 78 cards including 22 trumps (the Major Arcana) and 56 suit cards (Minor Arcana). This is a reproduction of the earliest known tarot deck to be structured this way, a structure which most contemporary tarot decks emulate - including the Rider-Waite and Thoth tarot decks. It is also the earliest known Tarot deck in which the trump cards are named and numbered, and the earliest known deck to include rich artwork for all 56 suit cards.
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