Auction 171, Lot 147

"Journal-Guide to Oil Basins of the United States",

Subject: United States, Oil

Period: 1952 (dated)


Color: Printed Color

45.9 x 34.6 inches
116.6 x 87.9 cm

This detailed, linen-backed map was issued as a supplement to the Oil and Gas Journal (Volume 50, No. 46) by the Petroleum Publishing Company in Tulsa. The top left quadrant contains a map of the United States detailing the major oil basins in the lower 48 states. Below the map is a "formation correlator" which details geologic types by various geographic regions. The right half of the sheet consists of 23 geological cross-sections of the major oil basins with corresponding A-B red lines drawn on the map to show their respective paths.


Condition: B+

The map, backed with linen, is mostly clean and colorful with some minor abrasions mostly at upper left. There are also a few pencil notations around the map image. Original rollers are present and intact.

Estimate: $220 - $250

Sold for: $240

Closed on 2/6/2019