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De Waereld is een speel Toneel, Elk speeld zyn Rol n krygt zyn deel

1720 De Waereld is een speel Toneel, Elk speeld zyn Rol n krygt zyn deel

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By: J. Vondel

Date: 1720 (Published) Amsterdam

Dimensions: 17.5 x 15 inches (44.5 cm x 38 cm)

The world is a stage; everyone acts his part and gets his portion. Thus is the translation of the title of this antique engraving which addresses the Mississippi Scheme of 1718-1720.

Propagated by the French Compagnie d’Occident, the Scheme was organized for international land and trading speculation which led to the complete ruin of many of its over-enthusiastic investors, including French, Dutch and English shareholders. The engraving portrays the events as a stage play in acts, a caricature satirizing John Law and his disastrous Mississippi Scheme, which resembled in virtually all aspects, the South Sea Bubble of 1719-1720.

Condition: This print is in B condition. Fold separations and minor tears have been repaired with archival material on the verso.

Inventory #10770

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