Gargantuan double-sided oil map

National Iranian Oil Company [Shirkat-e Millî Naft-e Irân]. Iran: Petroleum Information & General Information. Presented by the National Iranian Oil Company to the Literacy Corps.

France, NIOC: The National Iranian Oil Company to the Literacy Corps [Medeniyya Shirkat-e Millî Naft-e Irân ba Sepah-e Danish], [1965 CE =] 1344 Jalali calendar.

Original colour lithograph map on cloth. 92 x 125.5 cm, laminated. Scale: 1:2,000,000. In English and Farsi.


A gargantuan double-sided thematic map of Iran providing detailed oil information, prepared by the National Iranian Oil Company and issued during the time of discovery of several new oilfields in the Mand Mountains and Tang-e-Bijar, near the Iraqi border. An early example of the map series prepared by Shirkât-i Millî Naft-i Irân, showing oil distribution, oil districts and concessions, geology, and detailed petroleum information besides general information on Iran (average annual rainfall, population density, mines, airlines, etc). Iran is shown surrounded by the USSR, Caspian Sea, Turkey, Iraq, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Muscat and Oman, and Afghanistan.

Established in 1948 and restructured in 1954, the National Iranian Oil Company (NIOC) ranks as the world's second-largest oil concern, after Saudi Arabia's state-owned Aramco.

Some light edge flaws, with lamination peeling in places, but on the whole very well preserved. Rare; no copy traced in library catalogues internationally.

Not in OCLC.

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