Auction 116, Lot 304

"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

Size:
32.4 x 19.7 inches
82.3 x 50 cm

The Cherokee Outlet, about 12,000 square miles in present-day western Oklahoma, was purchased from the Cherokee in 1861. On September 16, 1893 it was opened for settlement with over 100,000 settlers braced on the opening lines. This 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. This remarkable document illustrates one of the greatest land rushes in history. Published by the Western Litho. Co., 125 N Market St, P.O. Box 606, Wichita, Kansas. Dated Sept. 8th 1893 above the title. A fine example of this most historical map.

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Condition: A+

Folding, as issued with full, original margins. Flawless.

Estimate: $300 - $400

Sold for: $250

Closed on 9/20/2006

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