Dutch 17th C. - Des Kladpapieren Waerelds Vuur in As verkeerd

Dutch 17th C. - Des Kladpapieren Waerelds Vuur in As verkeerd
Aguafuerte, Grabado - Sin firmar - 1720

With full plate borders and margins on a laid paper. Original middle fold. . Overall good condition.

The speculation frenzy and stock market crash of 1720 is in England known as the South Sea Bubble. In the Netherlands people used the term 'winhandel', meaning literally "wind trade" or "trading in wind", which explains the depicted wind storm on the globe.

A broadside on the South Sea Bubble, likening the speculation frenzy to allegorical scenes on the mutability of earthly goods and pleasures; with an etching showing five scenes, in the centre an outdoor scene in a village, under darkened sky a group of various people, including kings, the Pope, rich, and poor, surrounding and staring at a globe showing the South Seas (?) which are suffering from wind storms and fire; at the top left corner a scene on the death of Adonis, at the top right corner a scene of the death of Bacchus, at the bottom left a scene of King Midas sitting at a table with food turning into gold, at the bottom R a scene of a man sitting at a table set with money, jewellery and other valuables, at his R a skeleton taking his hand; with engraved title and verses in four columns.

Date: 1720
From : 'Het Groote Tafereel der Dwaasheid';

Muller 1863-1882 3598

Detalles del lote
Dutch 17th C.
Título de la obra
Des Kladpapieren Waerelds Vuur in As verkeerd
Aguafuerte, Grabado
Sin firmar
En buenas condiciones
Se vende con marco
Dimensiones de la imagen
312×393 mm
Dimensiones totales
325×405×1 mm
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