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Petroleum Pocket Map


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364.     [MAP]. SUTTON, R. Oil Map of Auglaize Co. Ohio. By R. Sutton, Sidney, O. [illustrations and data on six wells with bar graphs below, to left of title at lower portion of map] [1] Paper Mill No. 1. or B.C. Faurot, Pumping 10-20 Bll’s Drilled by Wm. M. Martin [2] McHenry Well Lima, O. Drilled by Wm. G. Fee March 1886 Flowing 50 Bll’s of Oil a Day [3] Citizen Well Lima, O. Drilled by Sept. 21st 1885 Pumping 40-50 Bls. [4] Mt. Blanchard Well [5] St. Marys, O. Citizen Well [6] Findlay O. Karg Well Great Gaser; [below title] List of Rail Roads… [key to oil wells, gas wells, dry wells, and rigs, below railroads list] Explanation [right of title] Jackson Shull Well Beaver Dam, Ohio The well abandoned Drilled by Trenton Rock Co. [center right margin] Generalized Section of the New Oil and Gas Field of Northwestern Ohio. By Prof. Edward Orton, State Geologist [lower right] The Great Gas and Oil Wells in Findlay, Ohio. [Rubberstamp at lower right above neat line] Copyright by R. Sutton, 1886. N.p., n.d. [Ohio? ca. 1886]. Lithograph map in full pastel color, mounted on original linen, neat line to neat line: 61 x 86.5 cm; overall sheet size: 64.8 x 91 cm, folded into original dark brown cloth pocket folder (17.1 x 10.7 cm), lettered in gilt on upper cover: Auglaize Co., Ohio, beige floral endpapers. A few short clean splits at folds (no losses), otherwise map is very fine. Pocket folder has a few spots and one small gouge to cloth.

     Unrecorded; OCLC locates no copies, although Ohio State holds a copy of Sutton’s 1886 Oil Map of Allen County, Ohio. Similarly, no copies located using other online resources. Very rare. Among the early maps, if not the first, to focus on the newly-discovered petroleum resources of western Ohio. Sutton also published an atlas for Auglaize County.

     The map shows sections in pastel colors with thousands of land parcels on a numbered grid with owner names, oil wells, gas wells, dry wells, and rig locations. The map includes cities, railroad lines, reservoir, rivers, ditches and creeks. The map contains a generalized geologic section of the new oil and gas field prepared by Edward Orton, State Geologist, plus seven logs of producing, abandoned and in-progress wells, and a list of the gas and oil wells in the Finley area.


Sold. Hammer: $1,000.00; Price Realized: $1,200.00

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