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Plate 57: Virtute et probitate.

1720

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Copperplate etching / engraving on verge type hand laid paper with watermark. De nuttige, en nuttelooze koopman. (Virtue and probity. The useful and useless merchant.) Large broadside with verse showing good and bad faith and the choices one can make to become a good or useless merchant. The middleground shows the paths and diversions of life as one enters a labyrinth. In the back the long and short road to heaven or doom (tabula cebes). Original engraved print from "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", Amsterdam, 1720. (The Great Mirror of Folly, which is actually a collection on all printsmaps and text, published in 1720, 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.

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  • Condition Details
    General age related toning and occasional light staining as visible on scan. Original foldS as issued. Paper edges chipped with small tears.
  • Period
    1720-1729
  • Dimensions
    H 19.69 in. x W 15.56 in.H 50 cm x W 39.5 cm
  • Gallery Location
    Zeeland, NL
  • Reference Number
    LU59232438001
  • Seller Reference Number
    34435 B53-38
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