Auction 129, Lot 342

"Geological Map of Texas and Oklahoma Showing the Location and Approximate Area of the Oil and Gas Fields", Clason Map Company

Subject: Texas and Oklahoma

Period: 1919 (circa)

Publication:

Color: Printed Color

Size:
18 x 20 inches
45.7 x 50.8 cm

This scarce map focuses on the burgeoning oil and gas business in Texas and Oklahoma. A wide pallet of colors indicate eleven different geological formations, with the oil and gas fields, pipelines and refineries boldly located. Although oil was known to exist in Texas as early as 1543, the oil boom in Texas and Oklahoma began in earnest in the early part of the 20th century. From the Gulf Coast to the giant Bartlesville-Dewey Field, the region was the largest oil-producing entity in the world. Red overprinting indicates this as a promotional map presented by the "Currier & Company - Investments - Kansas City, Missouri." It was produced in Denver by the Clason Map Company. Blank verso. The map folds into original blue paper covers with the same title. The inside cover contains an advertisement for the Universal Petroleum Corporation. The back cover is "A Year's Drilling Record of the Harvey Crude Oil Company." Hudspeth county is shown and contributed to the dating of the map.

References:

Condition: A

The map is fine less a little staining where pasted into cover. The covers have a few spots and a long split along the spine.

Estimate: $300 - $400

Sold for: $375

Closed on 9/23/2009

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