Antique uncolored 1890 folding map of Chatham, Cape Cod, Massachusetts, by George Eldridge. This unusual map was developed by the Hotel Chatham to give to their guests. Key landmarks, streets, the Chatham Railroad, and businesses of the time are indicated. The Chatham Hotel was Chatham's first luxury hotel, developed a little before its time. In an age before cars, it was necessary to take a 3 mile wagon ride from the nearest train station to reach the property. One story is that even before reaching the hotel, many visitors declared that they would never suffer the bumpy wagon ride over sandy roads again. The severe economic recession of 1893 lead to the failure of the elegant hotel after only about 3 years. Fortunately for Chatham and its fine lodging, transportation has changed a lot since then. In very good overall restored antique condition. It has been de-acidified, cleaned, and backed with light-weight tissue. It comes with a booklet (not attached to the map). Measures approx. 28.25 x 26.25 inches to the neat line.
Antique Black and White Map
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