"[Lot of 2] Map of the Former Territorial Limits of the Cherokee "Nation of" Indians Exhibiting the Boundaries of the Various Cessions of Land...[and] Map Showing the Territory Originally Assigned to the Cherokee "Nation of" Indians West of the Mississippi", Royce, C. C.
Subject: Central and Southern United States
Period: 1884 (dated)
Publication: 5th Annual Report Bureau of Ethnology
Color: Printed Color
A matched pair of important Cherokee Nation maps. The first title continues, "...Made by Them to the Colonies and to the United States by Treaty Stipulations, from the Beginning of Their Relations with the Whites to the Date of Their Removal West of the Mississippi River." It shows the former territorial limits of the Cherokee Nation between the Ohio and Tennessee rivers and the Appalachian Mountains. Key lists 36 cessions from 1721 to 1835 which are numbered and colored on the map (31 x 28"). The second map's title continues "Also the Boundaries of the Territories Now Occupied Or Owned by Them" and lists cessions 37-47, Treaties of May 6, 1828 and July 19, 1866. This map also includes a small section of Public Lands, Kansas and Arkansas. Shows many villages, forts and Indian Agencies (30 x 20.5"). A terrific pair of large maps portraying an important period in U.S. and Native American history and relations.
Matched pair with strong color and full margins. Folded as issued with some archival paper on verso to support some of the thick paper folds. The latter has a 4" clean tear closed on verso.