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


  • MEDIUM: Copper engraving,

    DATE: 1720.

  • EDITION SIZE: Image size 5 3/4 x 7 1'2" (145 x 192 mm). Plus title and two columns of text below image.

  • DESCRIPTION: Text centered just under the image: "Fumus Gloria mundi." <BR><BR>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.


  • CONDITION: Good condition, additional margin added to the left side.


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