M-11204: ''Map of the OKLAHOMA COUNTRY in the INDIAN TERRITORY.'' Chicago: George F. Cram, c. 1889. Original color-printed lithographed  map from Cram’s The Standard Atlas and Gazetteer of the World, 1889 edition.   

Image Size: 11 3/4 x 9 1/2 inches.

This detailed map depicts ''Oklahoma Country'' – the first area for white settlers in what was to become the State of Oklahoma. The area had been sold to the United States by the Creek (Muscogee) and Seminole Indians, and these “Unassigned Lands” were opened to settlement in the Oklahoma Land Rush. Topographical features are remarkably accurate - based on the U.S. Geological Survey. Towns, waterways, railroads, and depots are located.

This is a rare map of the area, issued only once - in the same year it was opened for settlement in the famous land rush of April 22, 1889.  A year after this map was issued, Oklahoma Territory was split from Indian Territory,and  Gutherie was established as its capital. The region depicted included the major parts of six present-day Oklahoma counties.

Among the named places and features are the Cimarron River, the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railroad, Prairie Dog Town, Baker' Stage Station, Darlington, Fort Sill & Arkansas City Road, Indian Wigwam, Canadian River, Negro Settlement, Purcell, Moore, Norman, Edmond, Kingfisher, Silver City, Alfred, and Guthrie. “Chisolm’s Cattle Trail” is clearly marked

A map of historic importance, more than 130 years old and in excellent condition.

Shipped unmatted

  • Inventory# M-11204