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Auction 116, Lot 300

"Plat of Cherokee Lands, Ind: Ter:", McCoy, Isaac

Subject: Oklahoma

Period: 1837 (dated)

Publication: S. Doc. No. 120, 25th Cong., 2nd Sess.

Color: Black & White

19.8 x 10.7 inches
50.3 x 27.2 cm
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This is one of the earliest printed maps to depict present day Oklahoma in any detail. It shows a track of land that extends from the borders of Missouri and Arkansas to the "Western Limits of the United States" (100° W. Longitude from Greenwich). This map was drawn at the conclusion of the "Trail of Tears" and shows the furthest extent of the land reserved to the Cherokees, as well as several other reservations (part of which are in what is present-day Kansas). A terrific and early Indian Territory map surveyed by J.C. McCoy under Isaac McCoy's direction, dated in the plate Sept. 20th, 1837.

References: Clausen & Friis #188.

Condition: B

Folding, as issued. On fine paper with full margins, occasional light scattered foxing and short closed split on fold at margin, else fine.

Estimate: $150 - $180

Sold for: $210

Closed on 9/20/2006