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Plague and Tulips: Gambling in a Time of Pestilence. Guest Post by J.G. Harlond
The Viceroy, from a 1637 catalog. Onebulb cost between 3,000 and 4,150 florins.The first recorded economic bubble, ‘tulipomania’, occurred in the Dutch United Provinces between 1635 and 1637. The 1…