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Lot nr:1089
Book nr:31486
Author:[AANDELENHANDEL - Great mirror of folly]
Title:Het groote tafereel der dwaasheid, vertoonende de opkomst, voortgang en ondergang der Actie, Bubbel en Windnegotie, in Vrankryk, Engeland, en de Nederlanden, gepleegt in den Jaare MDCCXX
Town:[Amsterdam]
Publisher:voor de Nakomelingen
Year:1720
Description:In-folio, [1] + [1 blanco] + [8] + 25 + [1] + 52 + 31, [1 blanco], 9 pp. Titel in rood en zwart. Met 45 (van 47) satirische gravures waarvan vele dubbel en uitvouwbaar. De eerste drie bladen los, marges van 2 platen te kort. Gebonden in half kalfsleder, verlies van papier op de platten
Note:First edition of a famous important and much sought work, being a collection of texts and plates satirizing the Englishman John Law, his Mississippi Company, and the international land and trading speculation in worthless shares of the South Sea Bubble of 1719-1720, which resulted in an international scandal. Later editions had more engravings.
Ref. Sabin 28932; Muller, Historie prenten II p.103-124; Atlas van Stolk dl 4., pp. 233 e.v.
Price:€1400 - €2000
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