Auction 148, Lot 324

"Amarillo District Oil Fields",

Subject: Amarillo, Texas

Period: 1920 (circa)


Color: Black & White

20.6 x 26 inches
52.3 x 66 cm

Very detailed and uncommon broadside of the Amarillo District Oil Fields. The map focuses on the various holdings surrounding the Canadian River, which is to the north of Amarillo. A legend identifies gas wells, abandoned wells, producing wells and dry holes. Beneath the title is a brief history of the oil fields by M.C. Nobles, the President of the Amarillo Oil Company. The map is on an unusual scale of 4,000 varas per inch (approximately 2.1 miles per inch), and is surrounded by local advertisements with 2-4 digit phone numbers indicating the map was published no later than the 1920s.


Condition: B

Issued folding on watermarked paper with a few tiny fold separations and several pencil notations in the image, indicating it was a working map.

Estimate: $200 - $250

Sold for: $325

Closed on 2/19/2014