Auction 170, Lot 313

"[Lot of 3] Map of Pecos County Texas [and] A Portion T.E. & L. Lands Throckmorton County, Texas Less Combest et al Mineral Wells, Texas [and] Texas-Louisiana Gulf Oil Fields",

Subject: Texas, Louisiana, Oil

Period: 1925-50 (circa)

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This lot features thee fascinating maps related to the Texas oil boom of the early 20th century:

A. Map of Pecos County Texas, by Vernon L. Sullivan, circa 1925, hand color (15.9 x 18.8"). This detailed map of the county shows drilling wells, producing wells, and gas wells. It is color-coded to show ownership status and has numerous manuscript notations. Dissected and backed with linen. No copies on OCLC. Condition: Light soiling and wear along the fold lines. (B+)

B. A Portion T.E. & L. Lands Throckmorton County, Texas Less Combest et al Mineral Wells, Texas, by Leslie Combest, circa 1925, black & white (17.3 x 17.8"). A county-level map coded to show producing wells, abandoned oil wells, dry holes, and drilling activity. Includes a few manuscript notations at the center of the map. Leslie Combest was active in the Texas oil trade in the 1920s. T.E. & L. lands refer to the Texas Emigration & Land Company (also known as Peters Colony), which was established shortly after Texas' independence to promote settlement by British immigrants. No copies on OCLC. Condition: Minor soiling, staining, and a few extraneous notations in the image. (B+)

C. Texas-Louisiana Gulf Oil Fields, by Lee Jerome Wilson, from World Oil, published 1950, printed color (16.0 x 20.6"). Two maps on one sheet covering coastal Texas and Louisiana. The maps are color-coded to reveal oil fields, gas fields, and distillate fields. Published in the June 1950 edition of World Oil. Condition: On watermarked paper with light soiling and a few abrasions at top. (B)

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Estimate: $250 - $325

Sold for: $190

Closed on 11/14/2018

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