William Penn's Treaty with the Indians. This Justly Celebrated Treaty, was formed in the year 1682; Under the Large Elm at Shackamaxon, Now Kensington, Philadelphia.How beautiful the scene portrayed above, A treaty, framed in Justice, Truth and Love! Our City's Founder and the peaceful "Friends" Stoop to no subterfuge, to gain their ends; While with unswerving confidence, around Their Indian brethren occupy the ground. This incident, a maxim may afford, And prove our PENN was "mightier than the sword".
Coloured engraving. Plate 362 x 280mm. 14¼ x 11".
Historical print depicting a seaside encounter between American colonists and Native Americans. A group of natives crowds around two young colonists, who kneel at the center of the image with a roll of cloth. Behind them, William Penn stands with a large sheet of paper in his left hand. In the right foreground is a large wooden chest; in the left, a bow and quiver of arrows. Sailors unload cargo from ships on the sea in the right background. Behind the central figures, the main street of a colonial town rise up beside Indian tents.
[Ref: 23250] £160.00