"Indian Territory Compiled Under the Direction of Charles H. Fitch…", U.S. Geological Survey (USGS)
Subject: Eastern Oklahoma
Period: 1898 (dated)
Color: Black & White
18 x 19.8 inches
45.7 x 50.3 cm
This uncommon map matches the configuration of the rare State of Sequoyah, which the Indian Nations attempted to create in 1905 in an effort to thwart the expansive tendencies of the United States. It is also similar to the rare 1896 Senate edition which was issued in printed color. The regions of the Chickasaw, Choctaw, Creek, Seminole, Cherokee, and several other Indian tribes are named. The Territory of Okalahoma hovers ominously in the northwest. Fitch was the topographer in charge of the Indian Territory Surveys. Compiled and drawn by Malcolm Lloyd Cudlipp & F.E. Matthew. Lithography by Julius Bien & Co.
Issued folding and now pressed and backed in Japanese tissue with a binding trim at upper left that has been repaired with old paper. Light toning along a few folds with two tiny splits at fold intersections repaired on verso with archival material.