Auction 114, Lot 263

"State of Sequoyah", U.S. Government

Subject: Oklahoma

Period: 1905 (dated)


Color: Printed Color

14.8 x 16 inches
37.6 x 40.6 cm

In 1905 the Five Indian Nations, concerned how statehood for Oklahoma might affect them, held a constitutional convention with the view to forming their own state. A constitution was formalized and submitted to Congress. They also partitioned the nations into 48 counties, as shown on this scarce map. In 1907, Oklahoma did indeed gain statehood and, as the Indians feared, absorbed Indian Territory in the process. At that time, Oklahoma retained the names of 20 of the 48 counties from the State of Sequoyah. A large depiction of the "Great Seal of the State of Sequoyah" is below the title. Drawn by D.W. Bolich and printed by the Aug. Gast Bank Note & Litho Company.

References: Morris & McReynolds, No. 54.

Condition: A

Issued folding, now pressed flat. Close trim at binding trim, as issued. Small area of paper roughness at upper right corner of border, still very good.

Estimate: $700 - $900

Sold for: $1,000

Closed on 3/1/2006