Illustrated London News: Baku, Azerbaijan.1886. A hand coloured original antique wood engraving. 20 x 14″. [RUSp789]

The Petroleum Oil Wells at Baku on the Caspian. The first pipeline was constructed here in 1877, the same year the Nobels' built the first oil tanker. By this time there were over 25 pipelines and more than 250 tankers on the Caspian.