Oil Map of Auglaize County, Ohio, 1886

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Petroleum Pocket Map] Oil Map of Auglaize County, Ohio, 1886
Sutton, R., Also Edward Orton

Bookseller:
Robert G. Smith Jr.
(Denver, CO, U.S.A.)

Price: $1500

For sale at: www.abebooks.com

Book Description: Published By the Author, Sidney, OH, 1886. Original Cloth. Book Condition: Good to Vg. First Edition. 12mo – over 6¾” – 7¾” tall. Folded linen-backed hand-colored lithographed map in original brown cloth case with gilt lettered front cover. This highly detailed map unfolds to 34 1/2 by 23 3/4 inches and shows thousands of land parcels with owner names, railroad lines, oil wells, gas wells, dry wells, and rig locations. The map contains a generalized geologic section of the new oil and gas field prepared by Edward Orton, State Geologist, plus 7 logs of producing, abandoned and in-progress wells, and a list of the great gas and oil wells in the Finley, Ohio area. Condition: There is some light discoloration to the top of the front cover and a small circular punch mark in the cloth below the title. The map has some splitting at fold intersections along the bottom horizontal fold with minor loss of paper, all in blank areas only. OCLC locates no copies, although Ohio State contains a copy of Sutton’s 1886 Oil Map of Allen County, Ohio. Similarly, no copies located using other net resources. Very rare and one of the first, if not the first, maps to focus on the newly-discovered petroleum resources of western Ohio. Bookseller Inventory # 000081

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