Rare Old Geological Map of Texas, 1921 - Eastland County Oil Boom Investment Chart
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This beautiful and exceedingly rare map, published in 1921, was distributed across the US to drive investment in the Texas oil industry.
At the time, a huge amount of oil had just been discovered in Eastland county and an oil boom ensued. Promotional materials like this map were being widely distributed, telling investors across the US, "opportunity knocks at your door - will you be in or out?"
In addition to showing the geology and oil fields of Texas, the map also tells investors what they get for $250 - a lease on 100 acres of land, and all the oil, gas and other minerals produced from that land. $250 dollars in 1921 is equivalent to about $4,000 today.
There's an incredible amount of detail on this map. Zoom into the listing images and see what you can spot!
This map looks great at all sizes from 12x12 inches (30x30cm) to 16x16in (40x40cm) and beyond to larger sizes. It looks its best at larger sizes. I can create beautiful, large prints of this map up to 90 inches (230cm) wide. Please get in touch if you're looking for larger, customised or different framing options.
Please note that the 24x24 inch map has white borders. They are very easy to snip off with scissors. Or if you are planning to frame your map, these borders will help you with framing. All other sizes, and all framed maps, look exactly like the listing images.
The model in the listing images is holding the 16x16 inch (40x40cm) version of this map.
This map would make a great birthday or Christmas gift for someone Texas, or perhaps someone interested in the geology of Texas or the history of the Texas oil boom.
You can order the map itself, or you can order a framed version. The frame is a nice, simple black frame that really makes our maps pop out when on a wall. Please get in touch if you'd like a different frame, or if you'd like to frame one of the larger maps. We use super-clear acrylic (perspex/acrylite) in our frames - it's less reflective than glass and better for transport.
If you are not happy with your unique map for any reason, contact me for a no-quibble refund.
I am very confident you will like your old map. I have been doing this since 1984 and I'm a 5-star Etsy seller with 1000s of sales and reviews.
This is the cheapest place to buy my maps online.
I use a unique process to restore my maps that is massively time consuming and labour intensive. Hunting down the original maps can take months. I use state of the art and eye-wateringly expensive technology to scan and restore the maps. As a result, I guarantee my maps are a cut above the rest - that's why I can offer a no-quibble refund.
Almost all of my maps look amazing at large sizes (200cm, 6.5ft+) and I can frame and deliver them to you as well, via special oversized courier. Contact me to discuss your specific needs.