Apr 1, Reading Het groote tafereel der dwaasheid: An Emblem Book of the Folly of Speculation in the Bubble Year Frans De Bruyn. Frans De. Jan 1, Frans DeBruyn; Het groote tafereel der dwaasheid and the Speculative Bubble of A Bibliographical Enigma and an Economic Force. Yet, amidst this renewed critical attention, the largest and, arguably, most important Bubble text of all, the Dutch folio Het groote tafereel der dwaasheid [ The.

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View freely available titles: Cole, The Great Mirror of Folly, About the database The British Museum collection dwaasheir is a work in progress. However, unlike the Compagnie d’Occident, the South Sea Company actually had no geographical presence, so its future earnings were always going to be problematic. This many a time causes rancor and envy.

In Britain there are a number of cartoons, including an early one by William Hogarth on the South Sea Bubble, and many satirical songs and broadsides.

The British collapse quickly followed the French one, but with less severe consequences. So serious were his offences that he was thrown out of Parliament and imprisoned. Bydebt conversion was the Company’s primary business. Dutch investors came late to the party, in the spring and summer of When he undertook to repay the national debt, in return for control of national revenues, and of the French mint, for a period of nine years, the share price of the Companie rose dramatically in a frenzy of speculation.

Dan raest, dan woelt het, door dat vier. A few plates in the book are signed by Bernard Picard. Dat gaet zyn gang Van wieg tot graft: He received an education was in political economy, commerce and economics in London. The Bubble was an international phenomenon, with speculative activity in Britain, France, and the Netherlands spilling across national borders; and the reaction it provoked in the press was correspondingly international in character. During the s he made sculptures for the palace of Het Loodesigned and etched triumphal arches and medals for William III’s entry into the Hagueand designed the Haarlem market festival decorations for the peace celebration after the capture of Naumur He created about 3, images, most after his own designs, some after other artists, for himself and other authors, publishers, and printers.


He was an expressive master of physiognomy; and his original, lively style displayed the baroque fashion for spectacular and allegorical fantasy. This large volume includes satirical engravings, plays, poems, and prospectuses, as well as maps and sample decks of playing cards. Below the design are engraved four columns of Dutch verse, which have been translated as follows:.

Mailing Address and Information email: The human psyche is still weak and vulnerable to irrational herding behaviour. We offer the following original prints from “Het groote tafereel der dwaasheid”: More about supporters and how you can help.

The principal recipient was John Aislabie, Chancellor of the Exchequer. He etched allegories and mythological scenes, portraits, caricatures, political satires, historical subjects, landscapes, topographical views especially of Netherlandish citiesbattle scenes, genre scenes, title pages, and book illustrations. If you would groohe to authenticate using a different subscribed institution that supports Shibboleth authentication or have your own login and password to Project MUSE, click hst.

The effects were felt throughout Europe. Equally importantly, Het grlote tafereel furnishes the richest, most concentrated extant compendium of the literary, satirical, and rhetorical resources deployed internationally to mock and denounce as the book’s title declares “this execrable and fraudulent trade” [deezer verfoeijelyke en bedrieglyke Handel].


Even in Amsterdam, the trade flourished at Kalverstraat No. Then the legs can no longer support us, and we must have a carriage, as well as dainties and wine. At the time, France was virtually bankrupt, partly a consequence of her lengthy and expensive foreign wars.

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When one considers that these tributaries include the Missouri and the Ohio Rivers, the French laid claim to a vast area, including regions also claimed by the British. British Museum collection data is also available in the W3C open data standard, RDF, allowing it to join and relate to a growing body of linked data published by organisations around the world.

The vast majority of the National Debt was held in the form of annuities. But in the Netherlands, the Gtoote gets a whole book. Muller and Cole count 74 ‘regular’ plates, as well as some 25 plates that are included only occasionally.

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Wat doet myn kop my zeer! See our article on Speculative Bubbles Financial Crisis. The Company seems to have been run responsibly at first, and achieved considerable success, indicated by King George III becoming governor in

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