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Auction 118, Lot 380

"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

32.3 x 19.8 inches
82 x 50.3 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. Locates 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 Western Litho. Co., Wichita, Kansas. A beautiful and fine example of this desirable and historical map.


Condition: A+

Crisp impression, full margins. Clear and bright example. Folding as issued.

Estimate: $300 - $400

Sold for: $150

Closed on 3/6/2007