De Ridder van het Gilde Kalf of Hopman van de Vroege en Laate Slacht tyd In Optogt naar 't Orakel van Delfos. De Zon in de Schutter. Orakel van Deflos. Schuylenburg. Al ons geschater Is wind en water. Uit het vel van't kalf Puurd men narren zalf.'t Brood dronken beeft Diend ons ter feest.
A satire on the most infamous financial meltdown in history, the Mississippi Bubble incident. The humpbacked man, mounted on a cow holding gun and a fool's cap, is is John Law, the Scottish financier who established the Banque Generale in France. He was then granted control of Louisiana and founded the Compagnie de la Louisiane d'Occident in 1717 to raise money to capitalise on the fabulous resources of the region. Speculators forced up the value of the company's shares but in 1720 the bubble burst, causing a run on the shares, forcing the company into backruptcy. As a consequence of the failure confidence in other similar companies failed and thousands of individual investors across Europe were ruined.
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