(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.
Fair child. A messenger. A birth.
Good augury; also a young man who is unfortunate in love.
Obstacles of all kinds.
Love. Happiness. Pleasure. Concord.
A fair Youth, Confidence, Probity, Discretion, Integrity
A Flatterer, Deception, Artifice.
A young bachelor devoted to enjoyment
a military lover with a grievance.
bridegroom; a fortunate wooer; the lover will at last soften the heart of his coy charmer; proposals of marriage and consent; you will receive tomorrow a letter containing money.