Cary Yale

The Cary-Yale deck is one of Visconti-Sforza tarot decks, sometimes referred to as Visconti di Modrone1. It is one of three decks thought to be painted by Bonifacio Bembo2. Some authorities think it may be the oldest existing tarot deck, but certainly dates to the 15th century.

More information can be found at Tarot History, Tarotpedia, and Andy’s Playing Cards.

Card images found at the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library.

More card images: Batons, Cups, Swords, Coins

1. The Encyclopedia of Tarot, Stuart R. Kaplan. pg.s 87-96.
2. The Encyclopedia of Tarot, Stuart R. Kaplan. pg. 106.

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