(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.
A dark child. A friend. Also represents a message or letter from a near relation.
Young man of family in search of young lady.
Discord in family. Unhappiness between lovers. Illness. Protracted sufferings.
A Good Stranger, Good News, Pleasure, Satisfaction
Ill News, Displeasure, Chagrin, Worry.
A ready-witted young man, clever at his work and ardent in his love
irresponsible and fickle.
signifies jealousy; when it is an unmarried person who inquires of the cards, this jealousy, alas! Is well founded.