Auction 129, Lot 15

"Tytel-Print der Actie-Kraam of Voor-hof van Quinquenpoix",

Subject: Title Pages

Period: 1720 (circa)

Publication: Het Groote Tafereel der Dwaasheid

Color: Hand Color

Size:
8.8 x 12 inches
22.4 x 30.5 cm

This unusual title page is from the Dutch book of satirical engravings, poems and plays published just after the great speculative financial bubble and crash of 1720. There were three bubbles that all crashed in September of 1720: the South Sea Bubble, named after the British South Sea Company; the Mississippi Bubble, after the Mississippi Company in France; and the Dutch "Wind-Handel" or "Wind-Negotie" (both meaning Wind-Trade). The title is "Title Print of the Stock shop or Court of Quinquempoix" (the Amsterdam coffeehouse where the money-market was held).

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Condition: A

There is a professionally repaired tear in the margin, else fine.

Estimate: $160 - $200

Sold for: $120

Closed on 9/23/2009

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