"Cartomante—Mme. Virgínia." Advertisement for a cartomante. Gazeta de Notícias. 30 August 1876. Machado de Assis's short story, "A Cartomante," highlights the interactions between a cartomante and two characters, Rita and Camilo. Apparently, numerous cartomantes were actively advertising their services in Rio in the 1870s and 80s.