First Edition. hardcover. 2 maps, 3 plates, title vignette, 5 text illus., 7 head-pieces, engraved initials. , 190. pp. 12mo, early 3/4 calf, paper label; (lacks 2 maps including folding map; browning to text, binding lightly rubbed, p. 187 dampstained). Stockholm: J.H. Werner, 1702.
"An account of the first permanent settlement in the entire Delaware River Valley...made at what is now Wilmington, Delaware, in 1638, and of its later capture by the Dutch in 1655. There is a chapter on the status of the Swedes under the Quaker rule of William Penn and there are several chapters on the Indians with a vocabulary compiled by the author's grandfather, Rev. John Campanius, who was a clergyman in the colony from 1643 to 1648. `The Campanius narrative is an important source since it is based in part upon the contemporary account by the author's grandfather...The account of the status of the Swedes under William Penn is also based on contemporary letters.'-Thomas Winthrop Streeter'" Streeter Sale II, 947. Church 803. Field 233. Howes C-84.