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Lot 1230: GROOTE TAFEREEL DER DWAASHEID, HET, Vertoonende de opkomst, voortgang en on

Old and Rare Books , Prints, Art & Architecture

by Burgersdijk & Niermans

16 November 2016

2311 RW Leiden, Netherlands

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Description: GROOTE TAFEREEL DER DWAASHEID, HET, Vertoonende de opkomst, voortgang en ondergang der Actie, Bubbel en Windnegotie, in Vrankryk, Engeland, en de Nederlanden, gepleegt in den Jaare 1720. Zynde een Verzameling v. alle de conditien en projecten Van de opgeregte Compagnien van Assurantie, Navigatie, Commercie, &c. in Nederland, zo wel die in gebruik zyn gebragt, (…). (N.pl., no publ.), 1720. (2), 26; 52, 32 (recte 29), 8, 10 pp. W. 78 engr. plates of which 65 fold. and/or double-p. Fol. Cont. mottled cf. w. raised bands, dec. gilt back. gilt centerpieces on both sides surrounded by 2 gilt dec. borders. (Spine dam./partly gone, upper joint split, corners dam., front side rubbed, free endpaper loose, a few marg. stains, slightly browned foxed in places, a few plates laid down, a few plates w. tears, but in rather good interior condition). Het Groote Tafereel der Dwaasheid (The Great Mirror of Folly) pertains to the speculative period of the "bubbles" in 1720 which bursted at about the same time: the 'South Sea Bubble', named after the British South Sea Company, lasted from January to September, 1720; the 'Mississippi Bubble', after the Mississippi Company In France, had begun a bit earlier, in 1719 and the 'Dutch bubble' started in March 1720 and derived from the other two bubbles. Very important source for 18th c. Dutch economic history. As Muller puts it: "Dit boek: Tafereel der Dwaasheid, is eene hoogst belangrijke verzameling van vrij geestige platen en tekst over den Windhandel". Early edition with the plates in early/first states. Present are Muller 3536-3608 (except Muller 3562). Muller 3538 2x present. Extra plates: Muller 3611, 3612, 3613, 3615. Muller II, p. 110-11; Kress, 3217; Cole's 'The Great Mirror of Folly'; Atlas v. Stolk, 3452. From the library of the art dealer Vincent van Gogh, uncle of the artist, with his ex libris etched by Marius Bauer.
Estimated Price: € 1600

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