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Bombario is anatomised in the open air in front of the devil, a monkey and other mythological and commercial figures; representing the ignominious end of the short-lived Dutch speculation boom of 1720. Etching, 1720.

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A poem follows, describing the event. This is the first verse: Een actie-heer, die d'actie-wind/ Had by scheeps-ladings ingeslagen,/ Leid hier nu stom, en doof, en blind, / En zonder ergens naar te vragen;/ geen wonder, want hy is van kant,/ Daar een van Hipokrates bazen,/ In't zoeken van zyn ingewand,/ Niets vind dan risten varkens-blazen,/ En oordeeld op zyn kunst gewis,/ Dat hy van wind gesturven is. Anatomie der Wind-Negotie of Bombario voor den Drommel ...


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Bombario is anatomised in the open air in front of the devil, a monkey and other mythological and commercial figures; representing the ignominious end of the short-lived Dutch speculation boom of 1720. Etching, 1720. Credit: Wellcome Collection. CC BY


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