Auction 124, Lot 273

"Map of Indian Territory", U.S. Government

Subject: Oklahoma

Period: 1879 (dated)

Publication: Sen Ex Doc No. 50, 48th Congress, 2nd Sess [and] Doc 20 46th Congress, 1st Sess

Color: Printed Color

22 x 16 inches
55.9 x 40.6 cm

A desirable map depicting the territory with the first designation of Public Lands. Included in a panel to the side of the map are two fascinating letters concerning the disposition of the Public Lands within the territory. The first, by Congressman Augustus Albert, contains a list of questions. The answers, by Col. E.C. Boudinot, attempts to "set the records straight" by detailing how the land was acquired from the Indians, its current status, and directions to "several million acres of the richest land on the continent." A number of Army forts are named and located. A significant and important map for any Oklahoma collection.


Condition: B+

Folding, as issued. Very nice impression and color. Some marginal splits and fold splits closed on verso with archival tape. There is one small tear just past the border in the upper left.

Estimate: $250 - $300

Sold for: $275

Closed on 5/7/2008