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Auction 132, Lot 100

"[Lot of 2] Map of Linguistic Stocks of American Indians chiefly within the Present Limits of the United States [and] Map Showing Indian Reservations within the Limits of the United States Compiled under the Direction of the Hon. T.J. Morgan", Powell, John Wesley

Subject: North America - Native Americans

Period: 1890-91 (published)

Publication: 11th Census, Report of Indians Taxed and Indians Not Taxed

Color: Printed Color

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1) This is the increasingly rare issue of this map that was issued in the 11th Census. The colorful and useful map (17.5 x 20.5") is helpful in understanding the possible early relationships of the various Native American Tribes. Small inset of the Aleutian Islands at lower left. Chromolithographed by the New York firm of Sackett & Wilhelms. The map was compiled under the direction of Henry Gannett. Gannett (1846-1914) established the geography program in the U.S. Census Office for the tenth (1880) census. In 1882 he created a similar program at the USGS, which became the Division of Geography in 1885 and produced the first topographic map sheets published in the General Atlas of the United States four years later. Mint (A+).
2) This large map of the United States focuses on the many Indian Reservations in the United States in 1894. The reservations are named and shown in dark brown overprinting. Inset maps are used where the reservation concentration prevents them showing well on the main map. Insets include Indian Territory, the Mission Indian Reservations in California, and the Territory of Alaska. Extensive legend locates Military Stations, Capitals, County Seats, Railroads, Indian Agencies, Training Schools, Boarding Schools, Day Schools and Contract Schools. Compiled under the direction of T.J. Morgan Commissioner of Indian Affairs and printed by Sackett & Wilheims Litho Co., New York. A large and very detailed map filled with information. (33 x 21") . Near fine with just a few light areas of offsetting in blank areas from strong color (A).



Both are folding as issued.

Estimate: $300 - $375

Sold for: $230

Closed on 6/2/2010