Petrol (Gasoline) and Oil Road Maps from Europe - Ian Byrne
Petrol Maps - Petrolmaps: Road maps from brands of petrol, oil companies and hypermarket service stations in Europe Mapping the history of oil company road maps in Europe
1974 Aral Map of Europe ca1962 BP Map of Europe 1963 Caltex Map of Europe 1968 Esso Map of Europe ca1963 Fina Map of NW Europe 1964 Shell Map of Europe

Above: typical petrol maps of Europe from Aral (1974), BP (ca1962), Caltex (1963), Esso (1968), Fina (NW only; ca1963) & Shell (1964):

Latest Updates: IP Italy atlas --- Early BP touring kit --- Mobil Egypt --- How often were maps printed?

Introductory Pages
Cartographers List
Special features & articles
Maps for swap/trade
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Introduction to PetrolMaps
A brief introduction to the history of petrol and oil company road maps in Europe.
Cartographers
A list of all cartographers known to have worked for oil companies in Europe.
Special Features
Features include how to date maps, issues for the Olympic Games & a Gas Station Glossary.
My latest Trade List (Map Swaps)
Three quizzes and a Jigsaw!
Brands - the main index page
Leads to over 140 more pages looking in detail at the maps produced by each brand of petrol.
New or Updated Pages
Fast links to the most recently added or changed pages on this site.
Links to related pages
Links to pages on petrol maps worldwide, other commercial European maps, oil company history and energy saving.
Overviews: Europe   North Africa
The index page for chronological summaries of petrol maps in each country of Europe.
Acknowledgements

Petrol Brands List
New or Updated Pages! Links to related pages
Country List
Maps from the UK
Technical Notes
e-mail
Media and Press Enquiries

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This site was initiated in January 1999;
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