De inventeur der windnegotie, op zyn zegekar.
Engraving with very large margins. 225 x 180mm (8¾ x 7"), set in letterpress. Folded as issued.
'The inventor of stock-jobbery in his triumphal car.' John Law seated in a carriage drawn by two scrawny cockerals. A satire on the Mississippi Bubble. Scotsman 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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