''Map of the OKLAHOMA COUNTRY in the INDIAN TERRITORY.'' Chicago: George F. Cram, c. 1889. Original color-printed map from The Standard Atlas and Gazetteer of the World. (Image: 11 3/4 x 9 1/2’’)
This detailed map depicts ''Oklahoma Country'' – the first area for white settlers in what was to become the State of Oklahoma. Topographical features are remarkably accurate - based on the U.S. Geological Survey. Towns, waterways, railroads, and depots are located. “Chisolm’s Cattle Trail” is clearly marked.
This is a rare map of the area, issued only 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.