Dutch 17th C. - Broadside about the South Sea bubble

Description
Dutch 17th C. - Broadside about the South Sea bubble
Engraving, Etching - Not signed - 1720

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

Bombario, o dood! Te schendig in de nood
A broadside satirising the collapse of the share trade and various investment schemes; with an etching showing the interior of a palace, in the right background the figure of Justice seated on a throne approached by Mercury, God of Trade, in the left foreground a group a people and figures, including Devil and Death, dragging John Law and Bombario towards the court; at the bottom corners two vignettes showing Democritus and Heraclitus; with engraved Dutch title, inscriptions, and verses in two columns.
Date: 1720
From : 'Het Groote Tafereel der Dwaasheid';

Reference:
BM Satires 1658
Muller 1863-1882 3552 (17) a

Democritus and Heraclitus were often depicted as the laughing and weeping philosophers respectively, here represented by boys.

Lot details
Artist
Dutch 17th C.
Title of artwork
Broadside about the South Sea bubble
Year
1720
Technique
Engraving, Etching
Signature
Not signed
Condition
In good condition
Sold with frame
No
Image size
280×275 mm
Total dimensions
290×305×1 mm
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