Penn achete des Sauvages le Pays qu'il veut occuper
Engraving, sheet 160 x 100mm (6¼ x 4"). Trimmed close and glued to backing sheet.
French rendering of the familiar subject of 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. Here the legend is rather different to in British engravings: 'Penn buys from the savages the land he wants to occupy'.
[Ref: 34861] £140.00