21.03 - De wind koopers met wind betaald, of de laaste zal blyven hangen, ca 1720, Anonymous Publisher, Amsterdam
The print was published in Het groote tafereel der dwaasheid: vertoonende de opkomst, voortgang en ondergang der actie, bubbel en windnegotie, in Vrankryk, Engeland …..MDCCXX. By ‘the wind-buyers paid in wind, or those who are last will remain hanging on’. The print depicts the interior of the Amsterdam stock exchange or ‘Oude Beurs’, filled with traders desperately offering their stocks. In the center is a list of 21 securities as : Assurance, Cacao, Coffee, Salt, Fish, etc. At the bottom of the print is a poem by I. Bombario. A caricature in prose and verse satirizing the first truly international speculative crises in the history of financial capitalism. ……. the ‘Mississippi Scheme’ (1718-1720) by John Law. The impression is rated Excellent [see our rating criteria on the Home Page] with a dark and clear impression laid on heavy vellum with wide margins and measures approximately (16.5″ x 11.7″ – 41.3 x 30.0 cm ) excluding the vellum extension.