Auction 108, Lot 218

"Map of Indian Territory and Oklahoma", U.S. Government

Subject: Oklahoma

Period: 1890 (dated)

Publication: 11th Census, Report of Indians Taxed and Indians Not Taxed

Color: Printed Color

Size:
30 x 22 inches
76.2 x 55.9 cm

Large, colorful and historically significant map. Oklahoma Territory was created in 1889 and this is possibly the only Census Office map showing the two territories together. Marginal notes give historical information on the various Indian Lands. Another lists 13 railroads authorized by Congress. Both territories would clamor for admission to statehood. The Dawes Commission would soon extinguish Indian land titles that led to eventual statehood for the Oklahoma territory. Documentary back up for the Indian titles are noted in each of the tribal areas. Scale of 12 miles to the inch, legend in upper right. Lower right box lists railroads authorized to operate in Indian Territory. Lower right box gives history of the territory. This is the rarer issue from the 11th Census and not to be confused with the more common General Land Office issue.

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Condition: A+

Folding as issued. Short closed tear at binding trim.

Estimate: $300 - $400

Sold for: $425

Closed on 9/29/2004

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