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    17th Century Satirical Broadsides

    [Broadsides] Romeyn de Hooghe (c. 1645-1708). Four large 17th Century Dutch Political Broadsides Satirizing James II and Louis XIV. 16 x 22 inches. Disbound, apparently all four broadsides were bound together at one point, though there is no record of them being together when first printed. Some minor edge wear, with old repairs to the outer margin, verso. Inner margin with a minor tear. The third broadside has the last line of text (explanation of figurines) trimmed at the bottom and a minor tear at the top border. Minor foxing, else very good condition. The broadsides are as follows: "HET GROOTE STOOKHUIS...". Satirizing the European political situation at the end of 1688 metaphorically compared to chaos in an alchemist's laboratory with an etching first produced in 1674 and now considerably altered to apply to current events. With engraved title and numbering 1-9, and with letterpress verse, in three columns. (n.p.; [1689]). [and:] "Eau trouble, Gain de Pescheur". A broadside on William III and the victory of Protestantism over Catholicism; with letterpress verse, in three columns. (n.p.; [1689]). [and:] "L Epiphane du Nouveau Antichrist. 1689." A broadside satirizing the birth of the Prince of Wales (James Edward Stuart, the future Old Pretender), the fall of James II and the beginning of the War of the Grand with engraved inscription, numbering 1-8, and with engraved title and letterpress verses in three columns. (n.p.: [1689]). [and:] La Feste des Trois Rois aux Invalides". A broadside satirizing James II, Prince James, and Louis XIV by likening them to the Three Kings of an Epiphany play showing a square outside the Hôtel des Invalides in Paris, on the left Mary of Modena embracing Louis XIV, who is wearing a suit of armor and a paper crown, and resting one foot on an upside-down globe, on the left behind Mary, ladies-in-waiting carrying the young Prince James, wearing a paper crown, in the right foreground James II wearing a paper crown, pilgrims' shells and a lantern and being led by a Jesuit towards Louis XIV, in the background three sledges arriving, the first sledge out of control with horses breaking free and the driver falling off; with French engraved title, French inscriptions, and numbering 1-11, and with Dutch letterpress verses, in three columns. (n.p.:1689). From the Krown & Spellman Collection.

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    November, 2015
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