Oil in New Mexico.

Farmington, New Mexico. Oil Exchange & Board of Trade, Farmington, New Mexico. No date. Ca. 1925.
Booklet in paper wraps, black and white illustrations and diagrams throughout, map, 15 numbered pages, 12 x 9 inches, written and illustrated by Edward R. Lovewell for the Oil Exchange and Board of Trade of Farmington, New Mexico. The brochure is described as "An Illustrated Report on New Mexico’s New Wonder Oil Fields in San Juan Basin." It contains a detailed map of the San Juan Basin titled "Sketch Map of San Juan Basin Oil Fields With Cross-Sections." The Cross-Sections are three in number, while the map features San Juan, Rio Arriba, McKinley and Sandoval Counties. (A detailed San Juan map, circa 1920s, by Lovewell, is listed in the holdings of the Huntington Library.) Lovewell writes of "Fortunes Being Made From San Juan’s Oil" that can be had from "Big Shallow Wells," and further notes "Vast Coal Beds Underlie San Juan Basin." The booklet is a rallying cry to investors drawn to the potential fortunes obtainable in oil and coal-rich San Juan County. An uncommon promotional publication, with detailed maps and illustrations by the author; there is no WorldCat listing for the brochure. Three horizontal folds, the central fold being most prominent. Light time-toning, soiling, with two short tears to cover; overall good clean condition. A remarkable and scarce publication detailing the fortunes to be had in New Mexico’s fossil fuels. Item #54047

Price: $175.00