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M.re Jean Law Con.re du Roy en Tous ces Con.ils Controleur Gnal des Finances en 1720.
M.re Jean Law Con.re du Roy en Tous ces Con.ils Controleur Gnal des Finances en 1720. Sous l'Auguste et Sage Regence D'un Prince aimant la bonne foy: Law Consommé dans l'art de regir la finace trouve l'art d'enricher les sujets et le Roy.
Leon. Schenk Fecit. Pet: Schenk Exc. Amst.
[1720.]
Engraving 18th century watermark. Plate: 275 x 175mm (10¾ x 7'') very large margins. Creasing.
A satirical portait of Scottish economist John Law who served as Controller General of the Finances of France. The portrait is in the style of French portraits of members of the French court but is in fact Dutch. Law had promoted the Mississippi scheme which like other speculative schemes collapsed in 1720. No. 10 in vol. 1 of 'Het Groote Tafereel der Dwaasheid', a collection of Dutch satires on the Mississippi and South Sea Companies, their promoters and victims.
BM Satire 1645.
[Ref: 48336]   £260.00  
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De stervende Bubbel-Heer in den schoot van Madame Compagne.
De stervende Bubbel-Heer in den schoot van Madame Compagne.
[n.d., 1720.]
Engraving. 350 x 330mm (13¾ x 13"). Sheet extended with strips of paper to fit the original binding. Edges tatty.
Satire on the Mississippi Bubble, with the title translating as 'The dying Lord Bubble in the lap of Madam Company'. Published in 'Het Groote Tafereel der Dwaasheid' (The Picture of Stupidity), a collection of satires on financial bubbles, copied from a satire of Louis XIV by Romeyn de Hooghe.
[Ref: 11793]   £220.00   (£264.00 incl.VAT)
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De Laggende Law, de Treurende Actionist met de Smekende Mercurius.
De Laggende Law, de Treurende Actionist met de Smekende Mercurius.
[n.d., 1720.]
Engraving. 275 x 355mm. Repairs to folds.
Satire on the Mississippi Bubble, with the title translating as 'Law laughing, the shareholders mourning, and Mercury entreating.'. Published in 'Het Groote Tafereel der Dwaasheid' (The Picture of Stupidity), a collection of satires on financial bubbles.
[Ref: 7688]   £130.00   (£156.00 incl.VAT)
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Stryd Tuszen de Smullende Bubbel Heeren, en de Aanstaande Armoede.
Stryd Tuszen de Smullende Bubbel Heeren, en de Aanstaande Armoede.
[n.d., 1725.]
Engraving. 275 x 355mm. Repairs to folds.
Satire on the Mississippi Bubble, with the title translating as 'Encounter of the carousing bubble lords and menacing poverty'. Published in 'Het Groote Tafereel der Dwaasheid' (The Picture of Stupidity), a collection of satires on financial bubbles.
[Ref: 7687]   £130.00   (£156.00 incl.VAT)
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Vonnis van Apol over de bubbels.
Vonnis van Apol over de bubbels.
[n.d., 1725.]
Engraving. 275 x 355mm.
Satire on the Mississippi Bubble, with the title translating as 'Apollo's verdict on the stock-jobbers'. Published in 'Het Groote Tafereel der Dwaasheid' (The Picture of Stupidity), a collection of satires on financial bubbles.
[Ref: 7686]   £130.00   (£156.00 incl.VAT)
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Anatomie der Wind-Negotie, of Bombario voor den Drommel.
Anatomie der Wind-Negotie, of Bombario voor den Drommel.
[n.d., c.1725.]
Engraving. 275 x 275mm. Repaired tears.
Satire on the Mississippi Bubble, with the title translating as 'Anatomy of the stock-jobbery or Bombario gone to the devil'. The bespectacled Bombario is a usurer, picking over the corpse of an investor. Published in 'Het Groote Tafereel der Dwaasheid' (The Picture of Stupidity), a collection of satires on financial bubbles.
[Ref: 7672]   £80.00   (£96.00 incl.VAT)
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De Opgehulde Actionisten in hun eer en aan zien Gesteld.
De Opgehulde Actionisten in hun eer en aan zien Gesteld.
[n.d., 1720.]
Engraving. 275 x 275mm. Repaired tears.
Satire on the Mississippi Bubble, with the title translating as 'The bedizened shareholders shown during their honor and influence.' Published in 'Het Groote Tafereel der Dwaasheid' (The Picture of Stupidity), a collection of satires on financial bubbles.
BM: 1631.
[Ref: 7674]   £130.00   (£156.00 incl.VAT)
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De Kornet van Vuil gewin of Wortel en Besse Postiljon op zyn mager, doch niewlyks gemest Varken uitschreewende De Lompany is vol.
De Kornet van Vuil gewin of Wortel en Besse Postiljon op zyn mager, doch niewlyks gemest Varken uitschreewende De Lompany is vol.
[n.d., 1720.]
Engraving. 340 x 280mm, 13½ x 11". Edges of margins tatty.
Satire on the Mississippi Bubble, with the title translating as 'The rubbish-bearing courser, riding on his thin, but newly fatted boar, cries: The company is full'. Above his head is a flock of harpies, and, in the background, a crowd clamours for shares being thrown from a window. Published in 'Het Groote Tafereel der Dwaasheid' (The Picture of Stupidity), a collection of satires on financial bubbles.
[Ref: 11790]   £180.00   (£216.00 incl.VAT)
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De Viaantsche tol-poort voor d'actionisten komende uyt alle steeden.
De Viaantsche tol-poort voor d'actionisten komende uyt alle steeden.
[n.d., 1720.]
Engraving. 350 x 330mm, 13¾ x 13".
Satire on the Mississippi Bubble, with the title translating as 'The tollgate of Vianen for the shareholders arriving from all towns'. Vianen, despite being near Utrecht, was in a region owned by a German count and was therefore German soil. It became the refuge of thos made bankrupt by the Mississippi Bubble's collapse: anyone who could pay the toll to enter the city could get sanctuary from creditors. 'Going to live in Vianen' became a euphemism for going bankrupt. Published in 'Het Groote Tafereel der Dwaasheid' (The Picture of Stupidity), a collection of satires on financial bubbles.
[Ref: 11792]   £220.00   (£264.00 incl.VAT)
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De Lachende Ezopus, op het koolmaal, gehouden ter asscheyd van Actieapen.
De Lachende Ezopus, op het koolmaal, gehouden ter asscheyd van Actieapen.
[n.d., 1720.]
Engraving. 290 x 365mm, 11½ x 14½". Edges of margins tatty.
Satire on the Mississippi Bubble, with the title translating as 'The laughing Aesop, present at the cole (cabbage-feast), which was given at the leave-taking of the stock-apes'. In the background a pacl of wolves savage a flock of sheep. Published in 'Het Groote Tafereel der Dwaasheid' (The Picture of Stupidity), a collection of satires on financial bubbles.
BM Satire 1678.
[Ref: 11789]   £230.00   (£276.00 incl.VAT)
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Graf kelder der Verongelukte Actionisten.
Graf kelder der Verongelukte Actionisten. Eere-titel, of Gordyn voor het Schouburg der Actie-Tafereelen, beschildert met de Actie-Winkel des Groenen en Dorren Tyds, Of Spiegel des Papieren Warelds.
[Amsterdam, 1720.]
Etching & engraving. Two plates, largest 290 x 190mm (11½ x 7½"), with letterpress below Folded as issued, repaired tears & creases.
'Tomb of the ruined stockholders', 'Titlepage of honor, or curtain before the theatre of the stock plays, representing the stock shop of the green and sterile times; or mirror of the paper world'. An engraving showing an old winged man, holding a mirror in front of a young man who points at a globe representing the international speculation schemes, surrounded by an etched border of Callot figures, strap-work and various objects, including two bird cages. Published in 'Het Groote Tafereel der Dwaasheid' (The Picture of Stupidity), a collection of satires on financial bubbles.
BM: 1638.
[Ref: 35873]   £240.00  
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[The Boaster, covered, who has escaped.] Ontsprongen rondom bedekte Blaaskaak.
[The Boaster, covered, who has escaped.] Ontsprongen rondom bedekte Blaaskaak.
[n.d., c.1720.]
A rare engraving. Sheet: 260 x 210mm (10¼ x 8¼''). Staining in margins.
A portrait of a dwarf wearing a large hat and wig holding a playing card. Plate 7 from 'Het Groote Tafereel der Dwaasheid', a series of Dutch satires on the Mississippi and South Sea Companies, their promoters and victims.
BM Satire: 1669.
[Ref: 48329]   £180.00   (£216.00 incl.VAT)
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De Vervallen Actionisten, Hersteld, door den Triompheerden Arlequin.
De Vervallen Actionisten, Hersteld, door den Triompheerden Arlequin.
[n.d., 1722.]
Engraving. 280 x 355mm. 11" x 13¾". Trimmed close to platemark at top edge. Fold crease vertically down the centre as normal.
Satire on the Mississippi Bubble, with the title translating as 'The ruined share-holders restored by the triumphant Harlequin'. Published in 'Het Groote Tafereel der Dwaasheid' (The Picture of Stupidity), a collection of satires on financial bubbles.
BM: 1631.
[Ref: 26991]   £260.00  
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Graf kelder der Verongelukte Actionisten.
Graf kelder der Verongelukte Actionisten. Eere-titel, of Gordyn voor het Schouburg der Actie-Tafereelen, beschildert met de Actie-Winkel des Groenen en Dorren Tyds, Of Spiegel des Papieren Warelds.
[Amsterdam, 1720.]
Coloured etching & engraving. Two plates, largest 290 x 190mm (11½ x 7½"), with letterpress title below Letterpress description lacking.
'Tomb of the ruined stockholders', 'Titlepage of honor, or curtain before the theatre of the stock plays, representing the stock shop of the green and sterile times; or mirror of the paper world'. An engraving showing an old winged man, holding a mirror in front of a young man who points at a globe representing the international speculation schemes, surrounded by an etched border of Callot figures, strap-work and various objects, including two bird cages. Published in 'Het Groote Tafereel der Dwaasheid' (The Picture of Stupidity), a collection of satires on financial bubbles.
BM: 1638.
[Ref: 43998]   £360.00  
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[The share-jobber and the ghost of Aesop]. Bombario Actionist ende Geest van Esopus.
[The share-jobber and the ghost of Aesop]. Bombario Actionist ende Geest van Esopus.
1720.
Engraving. Sheet: 100 x 155mm (4 x 6"). Trimmed and laid on album sheet.
The frontispiece to a series of satirical prints 'Het Groote Tafereel der Dwaasheid' commenting on the Mississippi and South Sea Companies, their promoters and victims.
[Ref: 44629]   £230.00  
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[Natural Stock Doctor, or bubbling Bubble Master.] Natuur Actie-Doctor of klap-achtig Bobbel Meester.
[Natural Stock Doctor, or bubbling Bubble Master.] Natuur Actie-Doctor of klap-achtig Bobbel Meester.
[n.d., c.1720.]
Engraving. Sheet: 100 x 155mm (4 x 6"). Trimmed and laid on album sheet.
A portrait of an old dwarf with a beard and spectacles holding a parrot. Plate 3 from 'Het Groote Tafereel der Dwaasheid', a series of Dutch satires on the Mississippi and South Sea Companies, their promoters and victims.
BM Satire: 1665.
[Ref: 44630]   £180.00   (£216.00 incl.VAT)
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[Directress of the decayed Stock-Regiments, and particularly of natural Law's Shares.] Directrice der Vervalle Actie-Regimenten; en byzonderlyk van Natuurlyke Lawe Actien.
[Directress of the decayed Stock-Regiments, and particularly of natural Law's Shares.] Directrice der Vervalle Actie-Regimenten; en byzonderlyk van Natuurlyke Lawe Actien.
[n.d., c.1720.]
Engraving. Sheet: 100 x 155mm (4 x 6"). Trimmed and laid on album sheet.
A portrait of an old dwarf holding a dog. Plate 4 from 'Het Groote Tafereel der Dwaasheid', a series of Dutch satires on the Mississippi and South Sea Companies, their promoters and victims.
BM Satire: 1666.
[Ref: 44631]   £180.00   (£216.00 incl.VAT)
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[Drinking cup, beaker, of Fi-ane or Vianen: Second scene of Aesop's Ghost.] Verkens Beker van Fi-ane of Vianen: 2de Tooneel van de Geest van Esopus.
[Drinking cup, beaker, of Fi-ane or Vianen: Second scene of Aesop's Ghost.] Verkens Beker van Fi-ane of Vianen: 2de Tooneel van de Geest van Esopus.
[n.d., c.1720.]
Engraving. Sheet: 100 x 155mm (4 x 6"). Trimmed and laid on album sheet, paper loss in right edge.
A portrait of a dwarf holding a bell. Plate 5 from 'Het Groote Tafereel der Dwaasheid', a series of Dutch satires on the Mississippi and South Sea Companies, their promoters and victims.
BM Satire: 1667.
[Ref: 44632]   £70.00   (£84.00 incl.VAT)
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[The Rector Magnificus of the Un-Actioned [Shareless] Literature.] Rector-Magnificus van de Ongeactioneerde Litteratuur .
[The Rector Magnificus of the Un-Actioned [Shareless] Literature.] Rector-Magnificus van de Ongeactioneerde Litteratuur .
[n.d., c.1720.]
Engraving. Sheet: 100 x 155mm (4 x 6"). Trimmed and laid on album sheet.
A portrait of a dwarf in a large wig holding his hat. Plate 6 from 'Het Groote Tafereel der Dwaasheid', a series of Dutch satires on the Mississippi and South Sea Companies, their promoters and victims.
BM Satire: 1668.
[Ref: 44634]   £180.00   (£216.00 incl.VAT)
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[The Boaster, covered, who has escaped.] Ontsprongen rondom bedekte Blaaskaak.
[The Boaster, covered, who has escaped.] Ontsprongen rondom bedekte Blaaskaak.
[n.d., c.1720.]
Engraving, rare. Sheet: 100 x 155mm (4 x 6"). Trimmed and laid on album sheet.
A portrait of a dwarf wearing a large hat and wig holding a playing card. Plate 7 from 'Het Groote Tafereel der Dwaasheid', a series of Dutch satires on the Mississippi and South Sea Companies, their promoters and victims.
BM Satire: 1669.
[Ref: 44635]   £180.00   (£216.00 incl.VAT)
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Monument consacré a la posterité en memoire de la folie incroyable de la XX. année du XVIII. siecle. Ter eeuwiger gedagtenisse der dwaasheid van het XX. jaar der XVIII. eeuw.
Monument consacré a la posterité en memoire de la folie incroyable de la XX. année du XVIII. siecle. Ter eeuwiger gedagtenisse der dwaasheid van het XX. jaar der XVIII. eeuw.
B.Picart fecit 1720.
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.
BM: 1628.
[Ref: 35858]   £350.00  
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Missisippi of 't wydbefaamde Goudland door de inbeelding der windnegotie. Nieuwe Volksplantin om wind.
Missisippi of 't wydbefaamde Goudland door de inbeelding der windnegotie. Nieuwe Volksplantin om wind.
[Amsterdam, 1720.]
Engraving. 155 x 210mm (6¼ x 8¼"), set in letterpress. Folded, as issued.
'Mississippi, or the world-famous Goldland in the fancy of the wind trade.' A satire on the Mississippi scheme, with central view of the Mississippi with European settlers talking to two Amerinds, with four vignettes in the corners: (TL) the lying-in-state of Louis XIV; (TR) John Law presenting his investment scheme to the Duke of Orleans; (BL) the interior of Law's opulent offices in rue Quinquempoix with bags of coins being wheeled in; (BR) a ruined investor with his hysterical family. 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.
BM: 1683.
[Ref: 35861]   £380.00  
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De inventeur der windnegotie, op zyn zegekar.
De inventeur der windnegotie, op zyn zegekar.
[Amsterdam, 1720.]
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.
BM: 1671.
[Ref: 35859]   £290.00  
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Op en ondergang der actieonisten.
Op en ondergang der actieonisten.
[Amsterdam, 1720.]
Engraving with very large margins. 350 x 390mm (13¾ x 15¼"). Folded, as issued.
'The Rise and Fall of the Share dealers.' A satire on the Mississippi scheme, with an architectural structure supporting several images, including : a medallion portrait of John Law holding a paper labelled 'Mississippi' is flanked by a wolf holding a dead lamb in its jaw and a monkey; a medallion with a horse defecating coins; a a view of the Tuilleries Palace with the aftermath of a duel, with one man dead and his wounded opponent carried off by three friends while a lady weeps; John Law's carriage attacked by a mob; a trompe l'oeil of a banner showing rue Quinquempoix filled with people trying to sell shares; and a medallion titled 'Labour in vain' showing three men trying to scrub a negro white. Underneath is an extensive verse in Dutch. 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.
BM: 1647.
[Ref: 35862]   £350.00  
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Tytel-print der actie-kraam of voor-hof van Quinquenpoix.
Tytel-print der actie-kraam of voor-hof van Quinquenpoix.
[Centre plate etched by Pieter van den Berge.]
[Amsterdam, 1720.]
Etching on two plates. 380 x 225mm (15 x 9").
'Title print of the stockshop or court of Quinquempoix', a satire on the Mississippi Bubble. John Law kneels before a female figure, within a separately-printed wreath-like border featuring vignettes including an American Indian and an alligator. Under the wreath are Mercury and Neptune reclining, with a small image of a man sitting at a table counting money between them. Published in 'Het Groote Tafereel der Dwaasheid' (The Picture of Stupidity), a collection of satires on financial bubbles.
BM: 1644.
[Ref: 35872]   £320.00  
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De inbeelding; heersseres van't rookverkopers-gild, maald Missisippi hier, 't geen Vrankryks schat verspild.
De inbeelding; heersseres van't rookverkopers-gild, maald Missisippi hier, 't geen Vrankryks schat verspild.
[Amsterdam, 1720.]
Engraving with very large margins. 225 x 180mm (8¾ x 7"), set in letterpress. Folded as issued.
'Fancy, the ruler of the guild of smoke-sellers, paints here Mississippi, which wastes France's treasures.' A female artist paints an oval picture of 'Mississippi', surrounded by putti. In the four corners are: (TL) a scene with two men smoking pipes; (TR) a landscape with a West Indian man standing on a tortoise and smoking a pipe; (BL) a stock exchange and two men offering papers; and (BR) a man on horseback distributing papers to a group of men while his horse defecates coins. 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.
BM: 1657.
[Ref: 35860]   £350.00  
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Vasten avonds vreugde krans en tooneel stuk.
Vasten avonds vreugde krans en tooneel stuk.
[Amsterdam, 1720.]
Engraving on two plates, very large margins. Largest 300 x 190mm (12 x 7½").
'Shrovetide's wreath of joy and the drama', a satire on the Mississippi Bubble, comparing the feasting of Shove with the abstinence of Lent. A centre image of Cupid and Pan (ascribed by Muller to Bernard Picart.) is surrounded by a border of stabwork with emblems and Callot figures, at the top corners the heads of dwarfs, with a dwarf standing up-side-down at the bottom. The name 'Jan Law' refers to John Law, the Scotsman who founded the 'Mississippi Scheme'. 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.
BM: 1684.
[Ref: 35866]   £320.00  
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Der grosse versammel-platz der wind verkäuffer. A. 1720.
Der grosse versammel-platz der wind verkäuffer. A. 1720. De grote Vergader-plaats der Windverkopers van't Jaar Aº 1720
[Amsterdam, 1720.]
Etching & engraving. 280 x 350mm (9¾ x 13¾). Very large margins. Folded as issued.
'The great gathering place of the wind-dealers in the year 1720.' A central scene of stockbrokers is flanked by four smaller scenes, all with a Dutch-text engraved description. Published in 'Het Groote Tafereel der Dwaasheid' (The Picture of Stupidity), a collection of satires on financial bubbles.
BM: 1661.
[Ref: 37058]   £350.00  
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Controlleur van de Gelukkige en Rampzalige Lapis-Zoekers.
Controlleur van de Gelukkige en Rampzalige Lapis-Zoekers.
[n.d., c.1720.]
Engraving. Plate: 120 x 180mm (4¾ x 7"). Foxing and surface dirt. Messy.
A portrait of a dwarf, ''The Controller of the fortunate and miserable Lapis seekers, or searchers for the Philosopher's Stone''. Plate 8 from 'Het Groote Tafereel der Dwaasheid', a series of Dutch satires on the Mississippi and South Sea Companies, their promoters and victims.
BM Satire 1670.
[Ref: 44628]   £230.00  
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[Natural Stock Doctor, or bubbling Bubble Master.] Natuur Actie-Doctor of klap-achtig Bobbel Meester. [&]
[Natural Stock Doctor, or bubbling Bubble Master.] Natuur Actie-Doctor of klap-achtig Bobbel Meester. [&] [Directress of the decayed Stock-Regiments, and particularly of natural Law's Shares.] Directrice der Vervalle Actie-Regimenten; en byzonderlyk van Natuurlyke Lawe Actien.
[n.d., c.1720.]
Engraving. Sheet: 210 x 330mm (8¼ x 13''). Creasing and large repaired tears. Very damaged.
A portrait of an old dwarf with a beard and spectacles holding a parrot and a portrait of an old woman holding a small dog. Plate 3 and 4 from 'Het Groote Tafereel der Dwaasheid', a series of Dutch satires on the Mississippi and South Sea Companies, their promoters and victims.
BM Satire 1665 & 1666.
[Ref: 48328]   £70.00   (£84.00 incl.VAT)
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Register van alle de Printen die op de Actiehandel zyn uyt gekomen in Jaar 1720.
Register van alle de Printen die op de Actiehandel zyn uyt gekomen in Jaar 1720.
[1720.]
Letterpress. Plate: 295 x 200mm (11½ x 8'') very large margins. Staining and repaired tears.
Satire on the financial crisis in Paris in 1720; showing an engraved register in two columns with the title above in a scroll hold by a monkey and a owl. The border is decorated with items concerning the 'Wind Trade', such as bellows, fish and cabbage, the register describes 65 prints. From 'Het Groote Tafereel der Dwaasheid'.
BM Satire 1636.
[Ref: 48330]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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De Kornet van Vuil gewin of Wortel en Besse Postiljon op zyn mager doch niewlijks gemest Varken uitschreeuwende De Kompany is Vol.
De Kornet van Vuil gewin of Wortel en Besse Postiljon op zyn mager doch niewlijks gemest Varken uitschreeuwende De Kompany is Vol.
[n.d., c.1720.]
Etching with small margins. Platemark: 340 x 275mm (13¼ x 10¾"). Slight loss in corners outside platemark.
A satire on the South Sea Bubble financial crisis in Paris in 1720 showing 'Bombario' riding on a pig. '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. 'Bombario' has thrown a rope around the horns of a cow, standing in a pool, and tries to pull the cow out.. In the left background a crowd is standing underneath the windows of a house. From the window a person is throwing paper into the crowd. The banner hanging from the window reads 'De Kompany is Vol'. Dutch verse in two columns is inscribed below. From the series entitled, 'Het Groote Tafereel der Dwaasheid', meaning 'The Great Scene of Folly', published 1720.
[Ref: 35743]   £520.00  
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De Verslagen Actionist in de Stoel met Rinkels, overreeden geweest van't gelauwerd Paard van Troje.
De Verslagen Actionist in de Stoel met Rinkels, overreeden geweest van't gelauwerd Paard van Troje.
[n.d., c.1720.]
Etching, rare. Sheet size: 320 x 400mm (12½ x 15¾"). Trimmed to plate. Slight creasing.
A satire on the South Sea Bubble financial crisis in 1720. A scene in the clouds with groups of people and animals accompanied by numbers and texts. In the centre for example, is a windmill, lettered '1720', in front of which an investor wearing a fool's cap is seated in a child's wheeled chair blowing bubbles. On his head is a raven about to peck out his eyes and beside him stands his distraught wife and three ragged children quarrelling. The illustrations are numbered 1-12, with inscriptions in four columns below in Dutch. From the series entitled, 'Het Groote Tafereel der Dwaasheid', meaning 'The Great Scene of Folly', published 1720.
[Ref: 35746]   £620.00  
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De Malle Actionisten naar Vianen of 't Peperland.
De Malle Actionisten naar Vianen of 't Peperland.
[n.d., c.1720.]
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.
[Ref: 35749]   £620.00  
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Vonnis van Apol over de bubbels.
Vonnis van Apol over de bubbels.
[Amsterdam, 1720.]
Engraving with very large margins. 285 x 360mm (11¼ x 14¼"). Folded as issued.
'Apollo's verdict on the stock-jobbers', a satire on the South Sea Bubble. Apollo passes judgement on the financially ruined investors and dealers by the Bubble, showing them being punished by Hercules and sent to Hades. Harlequin on right sitting on throne. Published in 'Het Groote Tafereel der Dwaasheid' (The Picture of Stupidity), a collection of satires on financial bubbles.
[Ref: 35870]   £260.00  
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Het uitgeteerde en stervende actie boomtje.
Het uitgeteerde en stervende actie boomtje.
[Amsterdam, 1720.]
Engraving, 18th century watermark. 155 x 105mm (6 x 4¼"), set in letterpress Folded as issued.
'The tree of shares withering and dying', a satire on the South Sea Bubble. Three putti holding anchors stand before a bare tree, representing dying trade. The engraved text translates as 'Though the vain Hope still hopes, the little trade tree dies, when it deprives its nutrition from the wind and foolishness'. The British Museum gives a tentative attribution to Pieter van den Berge, based on broadsides in similar style. Published in 'Het Groote Tafereel der Dwaasheid' (The Picture of Stupidity), a collection of satires on financial bubbles.
[Ref: 35869]   £320.00  
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De stropende actie-valk, om hals, en 't bubbel-rotje onder de klaauwen van den uil.
De stropende actie-valk, om hals, en 't bubbel-rotje onder de klaauwen van den uil.
[Amsterdam, 1720.]
Engraving. 135 x 135mm (5¼ x 5¼"), set in letterpress Paper slit in letterpress.
'The strapping share-hawk pierced and the bubble rat between the claws of the owl', a satire on the South Sea Bubble. A man and a woman out hawking, but their hawk has been speared by the beak of the stork it is trying to kill. Underneath, a rat is being torn apart by an owl and a falcon. The extensive verse satirises the speculation that led to the stock market crash. Published in 'Het Groote Tafereel der Dwaasheid' (The Picture of Stupidity), a collection of satires on financial bubbles.
[Ref: 35867]   £260.00  
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De vervallen actionisten, hersteld, door den triompheerden Arlequin.
De vervallen actionisten, hersteld, door den triompheerden Arlequin.
[Amsterdam, 1720.]
Engraving with very large margins. 285 x 360mm (11¼ x 14¼"). Folded as issued.
'The ruined share-holders restored by the triumphant Harlequin', a satire on the South Sea Bubble. Harlequin dispenses papers from a carriage. Mercury gestures towards trade goods but the man next to him seems more interested in Harlequin's papers. Published in 'Het Groote Tafereel der Dwaasheid' (The Picture of Stupidity), a collection of satires on financial bubbles.
[Ref: 35871]   £320.00  
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Des kladpapieren waerelds vuur in as verkeerd.
Des kladpapieren waerelds vuur in as verkeerd.
[Amsterdam, 1720.]
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  
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