Large and highly detailed map of Indian Territory, showing the lands left to the Indians after the creation of Oklahoma Territory in May 1890.
This map is quite possibly the earliest separately issued map of the short-lived separate Indian Territory, following the creation of Oklahoma Territory on May 2, 1890. The map shows a completed set of township surveys in the Chickasaw region and in the upper right corner of the Territory, but with no townships in the Seminole, Cherokee, Creek and Choctaw Nations. The map also shows the several early railroads which traversed the region, including the St. Louis & San Francisco Railroad, which had been the source of considerable controversy, along with the Missouri, Kansas & Texas and the Arkansas Valley Railway. The Gulf, Colorado & Santa Fe is shown in the Chickasaw Nation, as is the Choctaw Coal Railway.
A number of roads, towns, rivers, mountains, and other points of interest are located, including the abandoned Ft. Gibson.
The map is scarce n the market, with no examples offered in dealer catalogues in the past 25 years.