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Visconti A Tarot Deck Fragment

About the Deck

(aka Cary-Yale Tarot Deck or Visconti di Madrone Tarot Deck) One of the earliest Tarot Decks, the Cary Yale Visconti Deck is entirely gilded, with fine paintings upon it. Like the other Visconti decks, it features numerous heraldic devices. Unlike the other Visconti decks, it features a maid and a lady among the court cards.

Traditionally said to have been commissioned by Fillipo Maria Visconti for the 1441 marriage of Bianca Maria Visconti to Francesco Sforza I.

Provenance

Italy, c. 1441.

According to Many Schools of Thought

Papus's Divinatory Meanings

Difficulty in getting inheritance or good fortune.

A. E. Waite's Secondary Meanings

Upright

Troubles are more imaginary than real.

Reversed

Bad omen, ignorance, injustice.

S. L. MacGregor Mathers's Divinatory Meanings

Upright

Embarrassment, Worry, Difficulties

Reversed

Letter, Missive, Epistle, Message.

Mme. Le Marchand's Divinatory Meanings

terrific forms will appear, but will vanish again; fortune will depart, but will soon return; fortune will at last shower down all her treasures.