Auction 112, Lot 276

"Map of the Cherokee Strip Compiled from U.S. Surveys by E.W. Wiggins C.E.", U.S. War Department

Subject: Oklahoma

Period: 1893 (dated)

Publication: HR Doc 27, 53rd Cong. 1st Sess.

Color: Black & White

32.5 x 19.8 inches
82.6 x 50.3 cm

The Cherokee Outlet, about 12,000 square miles in present-day western Oklahoma, was purchased from the Cherokee Indians in 1861. On September 16, 1893 it was opened for settlement with over 100,000 settlers poised on the opening lines. The map details the parcels available at $2.50 and $1.50 per acre, the seven starting booths, plus the railroads, villages and towns, and topographical and watershed information. A remarkable document illustrating one of the greatest land rushes in history. Published by Western Litho Co., Wichita, Kansas. A beautiful example of this most desirable map.


Condition: A+

Brilliant impression and clean paper. Issued folding, now backed with archival tissue.

Estimate: $250 - $300

Sold for: $200

Closed on 9/28/2005