1928 Alcerreca Map of Mexico City: Gas and Oil

Terrenos-marianoacerreca-1928
$350.00
Terrenos con Manifestaciones de turba gas y petroleo, ubicados en el Estado de Mexico y D F.
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1928 Alcerreca Map of Mexico City: Gas and Oil

Terrenos-marianoacerreca-1928

An extremely rare map of gas and oil deposits in Mexico City with manuscript notations.
$350.00

Title


Terrenos con Manifestaciones de turba gas y petroleo, ubicados en el Estado de Mexico y D F.
  1928 (dated)    27 x 34 in (68.58 x 86.36 cm)     1 : 50000

Description


This is a rare 1928 Ing. Mariano Alcerreca survey map of Mexico City, depicting from Tlalpam (Tlalpan) on the left to Temamatla on the right and from Ixtacalco on the top to Milpa Alta on the bottom. The map presents information about gas and oil deposits in the region. It includes several manuscript additions, including color in two regions of the map, which a manuscript notation calls 'concessions'. The manuscript notations focus on the creation of a gas pipeline from Tlahuac into the center of Mexico City. All the manuscript notations are in English, whereas the rest of the map is in Spanish. The four different 'zones' on the map are listed on the upper right, giving size and a date.

This map was created in 1928 by Ing. Mariano Alcerreca in Mexico City. We have been unable to locate any other examples of this map in institutional collections.

Condition


Very good. Wear along original fold lines. Repaired tears on verso. Blank on verso.