MISSISIPPI OF 'T WYDBEFAAMDE GOUDLAND DOOR DE INBEELDING DER WINDNEGOTIE.

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Missisippi of 'T Wydbefaamde Goudland Door de Inbeelding der Windnegotie.

Copper engraving, 1720.
Image size 5 3/4 x 7 1'2" (145 x 192 mm). Plus title and two columns of text below image.
Good condition, additional margin added to the left side.
LOCATION: New York City

Inventory Number: 59835
Price: $285.00
Publisher :
A satirical Dutch broadside about the share trade mania and collapse of the Mississippi investment scheme, in the early 18th century. The engraving shows five scenes: the central image is a view of the Mississippi river showing a group of European settlers talking to native Americans; at the top left, an image shows the lying-in-state of Louis XIV; at the top right is an image of John Law presenting his investment scheme to the Duke of Orleans; at the lower left is an opulent interior scene with bags of coins being wheeled in; at the lower right, an interior with a lamenting man seated on a chair, along with children and two upset women. Two columns contain verses, and a key to the images. 18th-19th Century Subjects , Town Views - United States , Louisiana