Framed Deed For Manhattan Document
- Parchment paper, unique in appearance, with crinkles and aging process characteristics
- 14 X 16 inches
A fascinating replica of a historical document pertaining to New York before it was the iconic city it has become. This framed antiqued parchment poster includes English translations of extracts from the original Dutch manuscripts for the purchase of Manhattan and Long Island from local Native Americans in 1645 and 1649, respectively. The deeds are recreated in the original handwriting and show the "marks" of Native American chiefs.