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Antique Print-PLAYING CARD-CIRCUS-ACROBAT-MAGIC LANTERN-PL 73-John Law-1720
Antique print, titled: 'Tooverkaart of Genees middel der Wind-Breuken vant Zuid west en de Uitvaart van Cartouche.' - Pl. 73: Playing cards with figures. 18 small images in total, of acrobats, magicians and circus performers, incl. a magic lantern. Etching/engraving on hand laid paper. Description: 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.Artists and Engravers: Anonymous. Condition: Excellent, given age. Original fold as issued. In the lower fold is a tear, into image, backed by contemporary paper and consolidated with acid free tape. Some creases in margin and print. General age-related toning and/or occasional minor defects from handling. Please study scan carefully. Storage location: B53-48 The overall size is ca. 16.9 x 14.1 inch. The image size is ca. 14.8 x 12 inch. The overall size is ca. 42.9 x 35.8 cm. The image size is ca. 37.6 x 30.6 cm.
Bookseller: ThePrintsCollector [Zeeland, Netherlands]
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