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Rare Wall Map of the Permian Basin

Colossal two-sheet wall map of the expansive Permian Basin in western Texas and eastern New Mexico. The map locates extractable resources, including Permian oil and gas, as well as Pre-Permian hydrocarbons.

The map extends from Lubbock in the north down to Ozona. This basin, home to the thickest deposit of rocks from the Permian period, represents one of the most important oil deposits in the world. Yellow areas on the map show the extent of the Permian oil, which covers huge swaths of the map, primarily in a north-south configuration. The inset in the lower left shows the region with the county lines overlain, basins in white, and platforms in yellow.

Each of the sub-regions to the Permian Basin are shown. Plays are indicated, and for each oil and gas field a twelve-part code gives an extensive description of the oil field, including its producing formation, the total cumulative oil production, and the estimated oil reserves.

This map was produced by LeMay & Stevens, oil consultants who specialized in the Permian Basin. William LeMay was a respected figure in the petroleum-extraction community who published a number of works on the Permian Basin and chaired the oil conservation commission of New Mexico.


We trace five institutional examples of this map. We have not been able to locate any additional examples of this map having appeared on the market.

Condition Description
Two sheets. Very minor tape wear in title. Folding.