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Het groote tafereel der dwaasheid

Collection Data

Various pieces in prose and verse on the financial transactions of John Law and others, and on the speculation frenzy in Amsterdam in 1720, brought together under a general title page; illustrated with prints, chiefly satirical. For discussion, cf. The great mirror of folly / by Arthur H. Cole. c1949; article by Frans De Bruyn in Eighteenth-century life, v. 24, no. 1 (winter 2000), p. 62-87.
Schenk, Peter, 1660-1718 or 9 (Engraver)
Picart, Bernard, 1673-1733 (Engraver)
Humblot, Antoine, d. 1758 (Engraver)
Dates / Origin
Date Created: 1720
Place: Amsterdam
Publisher: Gedrukt tot waarschouwinge voor de nakomelingen
Library locations
Rare Book Division
Shelf locator: *KB+ 1720 (Groote tafereel der dwaasheid)
Caricatures and cartoons -- Netherlands
Speculation -- Netherlands
Colonial companies
Law, John, 1671-1729
Citation/reference: Alden, J.E. European Americana, 720/114 ; Lipperheide, F. Kat der Kostümbibliothek, 3550 ; Sabin 28932 ; Stolk, A. van. Atlas van Stolk, 3452
Statement of responsibility: door verscheide liefhebbers uytgegeven, tot beschimpinge dezer verfoeijelyke en bedrieglyke handel, waar door in dit jaar, verscheide familien en persoonen van hooge en lage stand zyn geruineerd, en in haar middelen verdorven, en de opregte negotie gestremt, zo in Vrankryk, Engeland als Nederland.
Version identification: This copy has points of Rijn's 3rd ed. including spellings "uytgegeven" and "dezer" on t.p., but retains spelling "meede" on t.p. Cf. Cole, p. 24 (3rd version of t.p.). In addition, sig. ²C is missigned "A" on 1st leaf. This copy contains 76 prints, but lacks the engraved "Register van alle de printen ..."
Citation/reference: At least 4 eds. are known; collation varies slightly; no. of prints varies. For detailed description of variations, cf. Het groote tafereel der dwaasheid en zijne geschiedenis / door G. van Rijn. 1905.
Statement of responsibility: Includes one engraving each by A. Humblot, B. Picart, and Pet: Schenk after Lean: Schenk.
Physical Description
Extent: [2], 25, [1], 52, 26, 29-31, [1], 8, 10 p., [76] leaves of plates (some folded) : ill., ports., maps) ; 46 cm. (fol.)
Type of Resource
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b16603942
RLIN/OCLC: 38646527
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): edeaf1b0-c608-012f-1308-58d385a7bc34
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