Difference between visconti and visconti-sforza explained


I couldn't find this information anywhere on the net so I decided to post it here so that others can find it easily.

Visconti deck - Cary-Yale - Made for Filippo Visconti.

Visconti-Sforza - Made for Filippo's daughter on her 10th wedding anniversary.

The later deck was design as an anniversary gift to celebrate the 10 year marriage of Bianca Maria Visconti and Francesco Sforza.
The design varies slightly from the original Visconti deck because all male and female characters are redrawn to look like the couple.

Easiest way to identify them is that 'the magician' is facing right on the older and left on the later.

The Happy Squirrel

I think I saw some Wikipedia entry on these. But you explained it clearer.