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Auction 125, Lot 318

"Gallup's Map of Texas", Gallup, F.E.

Subject: Texas, Oil Fields

Period: 1920 (circa)


Color: Printed Color

28.8 x 20 inches
73.2 x 50.8 cm

This is a scarce geological map that focuses on the oil and gas industry of the day. Each field and refinery is named and located by icon in red over-printing. The various pipe lines between the fields and refineries are also shown. A few fields in south-central Oklahoma are included. Legend locates 15 various geological types in full coloring. Insets cover the panhandle and southernmost Texas. Not shown here is Kenedy county which was formed in 1921, but Hudspeth county formed in 1917 is located, suggesting circa 1918-20. The Amarillo Gas field, discovered in 1918 is shown but not oil fields which were discovered three years later. Verso contains 21 business advertisements, mostly in and around Amarillo. The largest advert publicizes The Moody Oil & Refining Company's offer to raise $3,000,000 of capital through a public stock offering. Other oil related adverts include Locke and Montague, Oil Investments; Cazzell, Elliott & Cresens, Head Office for Amarillo-Caddo Oil Co.; and Canadian Star Oil & Gas Co. Also with an advertisement for O.M. Franklin Blackleg Vaccine as sold by the Kansas Blackleg Serum Co. This company was established in Amarillo in 1918, further verifying the date of publication. A scarce issue.


Condition: B+

Folding as issued. A few weak folds in margins, otherwise this example is very good with full margins and bright color.

Estimate: $250 - $350

Sold for: $900

Closed on 9/24/2008