Guillaume Penn Traite avec les IndiensEtablissant la Province de Pensilvanie dans l'Amerique Septentrionale en 1681.
Engraving, rich impression; sheet 480 x 330mm (18¾ x 13"). Trimmed inside platemark; vertical crease through middle; small tears to edges; hole in centre; laid on conservation tissue.
William Penn's (1644 - 1718) 'Great Treaty' reputedly signed with Delaware Indian leaders in 1682 under an ancient elm tree at the village of Shackamaxon, located in what are now the borders of the city of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The event was painted by the Pennsylvania-born artist Benjamin West, a picture which was engraved in 1775. This French copy, probably made from that engraving, reverses and crops the picture to focus upon the centre of West's composition.
Ex: Collection of The Hon. Christopher Lennox-Boyd.
[Ref: 31858] £360.00