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[New Mexico] [Oil]
Oil and Gas Map of State of New Mexico "The Last Great Oil Frontier
Los Angeles: Brooks Bros, 1936. Very good plus.. Blueprint map, 21.5 x 18.25 inches. Old fold lines, minor wear. A few pencil annotations. An interesting and quite attractive blueprint map that shows the oil and gas fields of New Mexico, where oil was first discovered in 1924. The map was compiled and drawn by Fabius and Sam Brooks, Los Angeles publishers, and was based on a 1931 map by Dean Winchester, and "corrected to date," likely in the mid-1930s. The map shows the locations of oil and gas fields across the state, and delineates sites of oil drilling, their proprietors, and the depths at which they hit oil or gas. Also included are the routes of major gas and oil pipelines. At the lower left corner of the map is a principal lease holders in New Mexico broken into tiers by acreage, with Standard Oil holding over a million acres and the next group holding 100,000 to 500,000 each, down to 5,000 individuals and small companies who hold anywhere from 40 to 5,000 acres. We locate a handful of copies of the Winchester map, and one copy of a later, dated Brooks map with a different title, but none of the present issue. A highly attractive and informative New Mexico oil map.
Bookseller: McBride Rare Books [United States]
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