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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

Fair man. Inimical or indifferent.

A. E. Waite's Secondary Meanings

Upright

A rather dark man, a merchant, master, professor.

Reversed

An old and vicious man.

Mme. Le Normand's Divinatory Meanings

Fortune from the sea. Enterprises successful. Misfortune. Loss.

S. L. MacGregor Mathers's Divinatory Meanings

Upright

A dark Man, Victory, Bravery, Courage, Success

Reversed

An old and vicious Man, a Dangerous Man, Doubt, Fear, Peril, Danger.

P.R.S. Foli's Divinatory Meanings

Upright

A very fair or white-haired man, a soldier by profession, and of a deceitful turn of mind

Reversed

a treacherous schemer.

Mme. Le Marchand's Divinatory Meanings

a joyful bridal; a happy wedding-day: endeavors toward a union with a beloved object