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Object: Tytel-Print Der Actie-Kraam Of Voor-hof van Quinquenpoix
Object: De Grote Projecteur der Koopmanschap van Wind...
A broadside on John Law and the investment schemes of 1720, such as the Mississippi Scheme; with an etching printed from two plates, showing in the centre a vignette by Peter van der Berge with a gentleman, probably representing here John Law, kneeling in front of a female figure, this image surrounded by a frame, printed from a separate plate, showing on oval wreath decorated with various objects and four oval cartouches, the left cartouche depicting an American Indian and a crocodile, underneath the wreath a figure of Mercury and Neptune reclining, between them a small image with a man sitting at a table and counting money; with engraved titles, inscriptions, and verses in two columns. (n.p.: )
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Height: 142 millimetres (central image)
Height: 381 millimetres (printed area)
Width: 100 millimetres (central image)
Width: 252 millimetres (printed area)
- Curator's comments
- The central image may have been adapted for this title-page, and the figures originally seem to represent a lover kneeling in front of Venus.
For another impression of the same broadside, see "Het Groote Tafereel Der Dwaasheid" , location 298.c.4 (Vol I; BM 1868-8-8-9610).
Frans De Bruyn (Reading "Het Groote Tafereel Der Dwaasheid", Eighteenth- Century Life, XXIV (Spring 2000), p. 23) points out that the carrots in the frame refer to a "bubble" company set up in the town of Hoorn in North Holland where carrots were the main cash crop
This print has been removed from the bound volume kept at 298.c.3, for which see 1858,0213.86.50-73.
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