"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.
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.