Auction 97, Lot 217

"State of Sequoyah", U.S. Government

Subject: Oklahoma

Period: 1905 (published)


Color: Printed Color

14.7 x 16 inches
37.3 x 40.6 cm

In 1905 the five Indian Nations, concerned how statehood for Oklahoma might affect them, held a constitutional convention with the view to forming their own state. A constitution was formalized and submitted to Congress. They also partitioned the nations into 48 counties, as shown on this scarce map. Map includes the Great Seal of the State of Sequoyah. In 1907 Oklahoma did indeed gain statehood and, as the Indians feared, absorbing Indian Territory in the process. At that time, Oklahoma retained the names of 20 of the 48 counties from the State of Sequoyah. A large depiction of the "Great Seal of the State of Sequoyah" is below the title. A historically important and rarely offered map drawn by D.W. Bolich.

References: Morris & McReynolds, No. 54.

Condition: A

Nice, bright impression and excellent color. Close trimmed at binding corner, as issued. Lightly toned along one fold.

Estimate: $600 - $700

Sold for: $550

Closed on 12/5/2001