Auction 127, Lot 226

"Geological Oil Survey Map of the Mid-Continental Field Embracing the States of Arkansas, Colorado, Illinois, Kansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Tennessee and Texas", Geographical Publishing Co.

Subject: Central United States and Texas, Oil Fields

Period: 1920 (dated)

Publication:

Color: Printed Color

Size:
28 x 22 inches
71.1 x 55.9 cm

This scarce map focuses on the burgeoning oil business in America. In remarkable detail, a wide pallet of colors indicate seventeen different geological formations, Oil Fields, Gas Fields, Pipe Lines, and New Development. A large inset of the Vertical Sections details four different areas. Also shows and names all counties. The extensive index below the map names and locates nearly 150 unique oil fields. Texas and Oklahoma have the bulk of the fields and pipelines. Segmented on linen, the map folds into self cover (4" x 8.2") with the same title. Published by the Geographical Pub. Co, Chicago, the "Largest Publishers of Advertising Maps in the World." A tour-de-force of early oil development in Texas and the central states.

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Condition: B+

Beautiful color and impression. One area of staining on the original linen which does not affect the map. The paper cover is tattered on edges and back cover is missing.

Estimate: $350 - $425

Sold for: $550

Closed on 2/25/2009

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