"Map of the Oil Region of Pennsylvania [in book] Derrick and Drill, or an Insight into the Discovery, Development, and Present Conditions and Future Prospects of Petroleum", Miller, James
Subject: Northwestern Pennsylvania
Period: 1865 (dated)
Color: Printed Color
13.5 x 13.7 inches
34.3 x 34.8 cm
This small map shows the oil producing region from Titusville south to Oil City and Emlenton depicting the numerous oil companies and refineries in the region. This area experienced an oil boom in the mid-nineteenth century, prior to the iron and steel industries growth near the turn of the century. The map is still bound into the book containing 277 pp. of text that describe the local oil region and oil wells, the "prominent men" of the region, as well as a description of the oil regions in West Virginia, Kentucky, Ohio and New York. 12mo, hardbound with brown cloth embossed boards and gilt title on spine.
The maps and text have light scattered foxing, the covers are bumped and worn, and the spine is sunned. The text block is bound in upside down.