- VINTAGE MAP REPRODUCTION: You’ll love this high quality historic reproduction of 1892 Map of the Indian and Oklahoma Territories. Our museum quality maps are archival grade, which means it will look great and last without fading for over 100 years. Our print to order maps are made in the USA and each map is inspected for quality. This beautiful artwork is a perfect addition to your themed decor. Vintage maps look great in the home, study or office. They make a perfect gift as well.
- MUSEUM QUALITY: This high quality map print will be a great addition to your vintage-themed wall. Don't waste money on cheap-looking, thin paper posters. We use thick, fine art print quality matte paper. Our professional’s choice matte paper displays artwork in high detail without glare. The color is vibrant and text is easy to read. When framed, this map looks absolutely stunning.
- A LOOK BACK AT HISTORY: This is an impressive, historic reproduction of 1892 Map of the Indian and Oklahoma Territories. This print is from an original found in the maps and geography division of the US Library of Congress. A true piece of history. See our product description section for more fascinating information about this historic map and its significance.
- READY TO FRAME: This print includes a 0.2 inch border for a perfect frame fit and look. Our maps are designed to fit easy-to-find standard frame sizes, saving you money from having to pay for a custom frame. Each map is inspected for quality and shipped in a rigid tube.
- HISTORIX: We love history and art. Sometimes old maps have tears, folds, separations and other blemishes. We digitally restore and enhance maps while keeping its historical character. All our maps are proudly made in the USA. Customers all over the world love our vintage maps and we know you will too.
Produced by iconic American mapmaker Rand McNally, this depiction of Oklahoma and Indian Territory was published just two years after the state was opened for general settlement. Previously the territory was considered Indian Territory, but two treaties ratified in 1889 caused a land grab allowing local tribes to sell their land to American settlers. The two distinct territories were divided into eastern and western regions, as well as along tribal lines.
This pre-statehood map illustrates the tribes living in this rugged, frontier region and the towns and cities that sprung up alongside them. The Bartlesville oil boom in1897 sparked another influx of miners, and oil drilling became a massive industry for the local economy. The history of Oklahoma’s oilfields is rich and storied with vast fortunes being made overnight and busting just as quickly. The discovery of new oilfields was national news and brought numerous investors seeking riches to the remote territory, and these discoveries were frequent enough to keep the population growing. By 1927 Oklahoma was producing more oil than any other state.
These territories were also leased by major Chicago meatpackers who kept vast herds of cattle to ship north for processing. Oklahoma achieved statehood in 1907, but the 1890s were a transformative and challenging time in the region and are when its reputation as a rough and tumble frontier was well earned. The distinctive aesthetic of Rand McNally maps is immediately recognizable and transports the viewer back in time to vast cattle ranches and oil derricks.
Our museum quality giclee print comes printed with archival ink on premium heavyweight matte paper. Shipped in a sturdy cardboard tube your print will arrive ready to be framed. This eye-catching vintage map print makes the perfect gift for anyone that loves history and imagery.