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Pattillo Higgins, REVISED MAP OF JEFFERSON COUNTY, TEXAS. SHOWING LAND SURVEYS, RAILROADS AND WATER WAYS. Beaumont, Texas: Pattillo Higgins, 1898.

Before Spindletop, Pattillo Higgins puts Jefferson County, Texas on the map

A very rare 1898 promotional map of Jefferson County, Texas. Published by Pattillo Higgins, the Father of Texas Oil, a few short years before the gusher at Spindletop transformed the global oil industry. Background Higgins (1863-1955) was born in Sabine Pass, Texas but spent most of his life in nearby Beaumont. His unpromising early years were marked among other things […]

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[ Patillo Higgins ] / Nelson & White, Engineers and Architects, RAILROAD MAP OF TEXAS, LOUISIANA AND PART OF MISSISSIPPI. HIGGINS STANDARD OIL COMPANY. L’TD. CAPITAL STOCK $10,000,000. [Beaumont: Higgins Standard Oil Company,] Nov. 1901 [but probably 1902.]

Patillo Higgins promotes the Higgins Standard Oil Company

An extraordinarily rare promotional map published by Patillo Higgins, the Father of Texas Oil, just months after the gusher at Spindletop transformed the global oil industry. Born in Sabine Pass, Texas in 1863 but spending most of his life in Beaumont, Higgins’ early years were marked among other things by violent racism and the killing […]

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[crude oil] Imp. Lafayette, LE PÉTROLE DANS LE MONDE. Paris: Union des chambres syndicales de l’industrie du pétrole, 1958.

Imposing 1958 thematic map of global crude oil production

An interesting and eminently displayable poster with thematic maps and charts depicting the global production, transport and refining of crude oil as of 1956. The main map provides an overview of the production and transport of crude oil around the world. Regions shaded bright red represent fields “in exploitation”, those shaded green are likely to […]

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Oil fraud map by Langford OIl & Development Co.

Map perpetrating a North Texas oil fraud, 1919-1922

A striking persuasive map relating to an early oil fraud perpetrated by the Langford Oil & Development Company in Wichita Falls, Texas. Background Though drilling began as early as 1866, the Texas oil boom really began with the gusher at Spindletop in 1901 and continued into the 1940s, when the Texas Railroad Commission was finally […]

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Imp. Lafayette, LE PÉTROLE ET LE GAZ NATUREL DANS LE MONDE. Paris: Union des chambres syndicales de l’industrie du pétrole, 1962.

Vivid thematic map of global oil and natural gas production, ca. 1962

An interesting and eminently displayable poster with thematic maps and charts depicting the global production, transport and refining of crude oil and natural gas as of 1962. On the main map, regions shaded in light green represent areas susceptible to containing natural resource deposits; those shaded dark green and dark red have exploitable deposits of […]

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[David] Horsey, THE WORLD ACCORDING TO RONALD REAGAN. Seattle: Seattle Post Intelligencer, 1982.

1982 David Horsey map of The World According to Ronald Reagan

An entertaining 1982 persuasive map by David Horsey offering a liberal caricature of Ronald Reagan’s Cold Warrior world view. The map uses a pictorial style to depict the United States and Soviet Union wildly out of scale with the rest of the world. Reagan in full gunfighter regalia stands astride a hypertrophied California, while Leonid […]

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Prepared by N H. Darton, L. W. Stephenson, and Julia Gardner… Edited by George W. Stone… Base compiled by A. F. Hassan, 1922; revised 1930, GEOLOGIC MAP OF TEXAS. Washington, D.C.: U.S. Geological Survey, 1937.

Mammoth 1937 geologic map of Texas

A staggering production and rare on the market, this 1937 Geologic Map of Texas differentiates more than 100 strata and would extend to nearly seven by eight feet if joined.  The map uses more than 100 combinations of color and shading to differentiate the state’s geologic strata. These are described by an explanatory table on […]

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