Des kladpapieren waerelds vuur in as verkeerd.
Engraving with very large margins, 18th century watermark. 315 x 390mm (12½ x 15¼"). Folded as issued.
'The world of waste paper is burned to ashes', a satire on the South Sea Bubble. The oval central image shows a group containing kings, churchmen, rich & poor surrounding a globe. The four corner images are: (TL) the death of Adonis; (TR) the death of Bacchus; (BL) King Midas sitting at a table with his food turning into gold; and (BR) a rich man sitting with his valuables on a table as a skeletal Death takes his hand. Published in 'Het Groote Tafereel der Dwaasheid' (The Picture of Stupidity), a collection of satires on financial bubbles.
[Ref: 35864] £280.00