Engraving with very large margins. 275 x 370mm (10¾ x 14½"). Folded as issued.
'Monument consecrated to posterity in memory of the unbelievable folly of the 20th year of the 18th century.' A satire on the Mississippi Bubble. John Law's house in rue Quinquempoix was besieged by investors eager to invest in his 'Mississippi Scheme', blocking the street. The share price shot up from 500 livres to 15,000, before collapsing back to 500 in 1721. Law had to flee the country. Published in 'Het Groote Tafereel der Dwaasheid' (The Picture of Stupidity), a collection of satires on financial bubbles.
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