(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.
Italy, c. 1441.
Great successes and great reverses.
Represents house or dwelling, and derives its value from other cards.
An occasion which may be fortunate or otherwise.
News. Secret intelligence. Gossip. Scandal.
House, Dwelling, Habitation, Family
Gambling, Dissipation, Robbery, Loss.
Travelling or a removal
ill-luck will attend the step.
if you wander southward you will find the happiness you have long sought for; a Southerner will sue for the hand of a young girl; a maiden from the Eastward will fascinate you; a French girl will turn your head, for four-and-twenty hours; a Spaniard will assail your heart with passionate vows of love.