De Malle Actionisten naar Vianen of 't Peperland.
Etching with small margins, very rare. Platemark: 310 x 395mm (12¼ x 15½"). Two small tears in lower margin. Some creasing verso.
A satire on the South Sea Bubble financial crisis in 1720 showing a coach drawn by four horses. The coach is driven by a Harlequin and five men are sitting in the coach. On the back there sits Bombario (a hunchbacked usuror) blowing bubbles. 'Bombario' is from the Dutch saying 'Bombarie maken' or 'Bombarie slaan', meaning to make a commotion or a lot of noise, and is often depicted in Dutch satirical prints dealing with the financial crisis of 1720/21. On the top of the coach sits a monkey who is holding a banner with inscription 'Zie zo Zie zo Bombario in Apery en folio' (See here, see here Bombario in monkeybusiness and folio). In the background there are two cities with the inscriptions 'Vianen' and 'Kuilenburg'. Below the design is an engraved Dutch verse in three columns. From the series entitled, 'Het Groote Tafereel der Dwaasheid', meaning 'The Great Scene of Folly', published 1720.
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