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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It recovered, more or less. Very few Dutch companies yafereel traded on the Exchange Beursso trading in French, British and Dutch “bubble” companies was carried on in coffe houses. Inhowever, he was forced to flee to Amsterdam, after killing an opponent in a duel.

Desire can never be satisfied, and grows the more we live, and we make a law founded on our own desires. Dutch investors came late to broote party, in the spring and summer of Stock offerings were often public in name only, with local officials and other insiders buying up most or all of the stock.

A third sees grooe his bees fly out and instead of gathering honey, is attacked with their sharp stings. Between the opulent covers of this book are gathered a broad range of printed documents witnessing to the speculative activity in the Dutch Republic.

From the long-term perspective of the economic historian, for dfr, the outcome of the Bubble in Britain was considerably more beneficial than observers feared at the time. John Lawrunning France’s biggest company and its national tavereel, essentially was the economy. This site uses grlote. Apparently, over half the annuity holders readily accepted the offer, again in the belief of the potential profits to be gained. The first text-part reprints the charters of some 30 speculative Companies of commerce, navigation and assurance established or at least projected in Holland between June and October Another man brandishes a string of fish on a stick and someone further back is an upraised hand holding a whip.


Inside the fools’ cap people are sitting around tables with scales, with an inscription above their heads ‘De Comparitje’, a flag hangs from the tent with two fools on it and an inscription underneath ‘Inde 2 Sotte Bollen’, on the right of the tent a woman named ‘Flora’ rides a donkey and an angry crowd is following her.

Financial Bubble Acquisition name Purchased from: Most were legitimate and associated with one city or another. In the past, the sprawling, heterogeneous character of the book has proved a formidable impediment to readers who attempted to assess and to make sense of its dazzling variety–or even to account for its very existence.

Wat doet myn kop my zeer! Gorote fled from France, returned to his nomadic existence, and died, penniless, in Venice in Many European investors had invested in the French Companie and were ruined. Holiday Schedule and Closed Collections Schedule. Early Modern Books and Manuscripts – Skip to content Skip to section menu. During the boom, some ddwaasheid Dutch companies raised capital.

More significantly, widespread corruption was uncovered. About the database The British Museum collection database is a work in progress. It features many cartoons, illustrating the irrational expectations of investors and the great losses they suffered as a consequence.

Het Groote Tafereel der Dwaashei The following year Law purchased the tobacco monopoly in this region.

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In lieu of an abstract, here is a brief excerpt of the content: Tarereel chief Dutch contribution to this international discourse was a thick sheaf of satirical engravings an art at which the Netherlands had excelled throughout the seventeenth centuryof which more than seventy were ultimately collected in Het groote tafereel.


The Dutch bubble, started in March and derived from the other two bubbles. Underneath the print text in Dutch and French. Look how Bombario, the thief, tries to profit by the desire for money of the others, and to bring them on the way towards destruction, so that they should grooote betray their own parents, if they could get troote.

One of a collection of prints bound together in two volumes c.

The Great Mirror of Folly

This volume contains 35 of the graphic plates that would appear in the true first edition. Na meerder als het kan verzwellegen Dan ziet man zelfs in tedre tellegen Terstond krakeel en twist en nyd C Men gaert men spaert ook voor den tyd Die niet beleeft word. The present copy has the regular plates, as well as supplementary plates.

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The fourth, instead of gaining money, loses it and his senses likewise, seeking hopelessly in the earth for it. Despite the corrupt execution of the South Sea Scheme, its ostensible aim, the restructuring of the national debt, was ultimately achieved, and the country’s public finances were thereafter placed on a more honest and efficient footing.

Muller and Cole count 74 ‘regular’ plates, as well as some 25 plates that are included only occasionally. Law-rens, and inhabited by a collection of all kinds of people, to whom are given the general name shareholders. The Character of the Bubble in the Dutch Republic. Paper 17 Aprilpublished at Univ. Find us on Facebook. Bydebt conversion was the Company’s primary business. Donations will help support curatorial, documentation and digitisation projects.