By veele zit de kei in 't hooft om dat men in de wind gelooft.
Copper engraving. 310 x 390mm, 12¼ x 15¼". Split in centre fold repaired as normal.
A broadside on the South Sea Bubble, the excessive speculation compared to various cures for bizarre illnesses which include boulders in or at people's bodies, in particular at the forehead; with an etching showing various scenes of ill people and their treatment, at the top centre is Bombario (a hunchbacked usurer) extracting worthless stones from the anus of a dead man with a stock certificate in his hand; with engraved title and various sets of inscribed verses. 'Derived from a Dutch saying 'de Kei in het hoofd hebben' (to have a cobble stone in your head) which means 'being crazy'. The remedy, applied in the middle ages, was to cut out the cobble stone from the head.' See British Museum:1907,0117.1
From the Norman Blackburn collection.
[Ref: 22115] £260.00