(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.
Dark girl; a good card; it promises a country life after a competence has been secured.
Good advice, probably neglected.
Good news. A letter from a distance. Bad news. An invitation.
Hope, Confidence, Desire, Attempt, Wish
Wise Advice, Good Counsel, Wisdom, Prudence, Circumspection.
Everyday worries, or a resolve taken
silly stratagems in love-making.
by means of a lost letter a secret will be revealed, and this will cause much sorrow; an officer will restore the letter, and all will end well.