Sola Busca Tarot 1491 - Golden Edition
A rare and beloved Jewel of the Italian Renaissance.
The Sola Busca Tarot is considered one of the most beautiful decks ever created. The well-known Tarot historian Giordano Berti, personally conceived and supervised the publication of this Golden Edition in 2021 to celebrate the 1600th anniversary of the founding of Venice. It also marks 530 years since the creation of the original deck. The edges of the cards have a delicate gold gilding inspired by ancient illuminated decks. Great care was taken with every detail of this edition allowing the user to personally experience the incredible beauty and historical significance of these cards first hand. Only 777 decks are available Globally.
Created in 1491, The Sola Busca was the first Tarot deck completely illustrated with dynamic characters and complex scenes and the first alchemical deck in the history. This deck that, four centuries later, inspired the Rider-Waite-Smith Tarot. The 22 Triumphs depict heroes of Greek and Roman history and 2 cards show the Biblical characters Nimrod and Nebuchadnezzar. The four suits are Disks instead of Coins, Clubs instead of Wands; Amphorae instead of Cups and Swords remain Swords.
Each deck comes with a Certificate of Authenticity and a booklet summarizing the history and meanings of the 78 cards. The Edition Number will be revealed when opening the package.
Art Designer, Letizia Rivetti, designed two different boxes for this Edition. The deluxe book-shaped box measures 8.26 X 5.21 inches and is covered with blue-marbled paper and has gold re-enforced corners. A gold laminated image of the Mato is attached to the cover and the interior is lined with red velvet. The Art Box has two parts and measures 6.88" X 3.93", and is also covered with marbled paper and the golden Mato card. Both boxes are handcrafted in Italy
- Book-shaped box (8.26" X 5.21") hand-crafted with marbleized paper with reinforced metal box corners. Velvet interior. Closure with satin ribbon
- Two-piece Art Box (6.88" X 3.93") hand-crafted with marbleized paper. Velvet interior
- Limited to 777 numbered and signed copies
- 78 Cards measure approximately 5.9" x 3.2"
- Certificate of Authenticity with edition number and signature of Giordano Berti
- Environmentally friendly colors on special cotton paper
- Gold gilded card edges
- Golden satin bag
- 22 page color Booklet written by Giordano Berti in English, with historical news and symbolic meanings
Rinascimento Italian Style Art is a creator, publisher and artistic team founded by historian of esotericism in art Giordano Berti and art designer Letizia Rivetti. The project is committed to historical study and reproduction of ancient Tarots, rare playing cards and oracular decks..
Giordano is a writer and historian of esotericism in Art, known throughout the world for historical studies on the Tarot and for the design of educational games
Letizia is an art designer, founder of ArtStudioLetizia, creator of spectacular environments, art installations and art objects.