About The Soprafino Genoves Tarot (Fratelli Armanino - 1887)
This is a variant of the Soprafino Tarot, currently displayed at the Fournier Playing Card Museum. It was published in Genova, Italy, by Fratelli Armanino, in 1887.
The drawings are coloured differently but based on Carlo Della Rocca's 1835 Soprafino deck. Armanino cut the drawings in half and mirrored them, playing card style, so there is no up or down side to the major arcana or the face cards, making this deck an "always-upright" deck, which cannot have reversed cards. Some of the cards produced by the mirroring effect are quite striking as a result, for example, the Hanged man, as we only see his legs.