Monthly Archives: August 2012

Early Cape Cod Road Map

Because Cape Cod is such a prominent feature on the coast and easily attracted early explorers including Champlain during the 17th Century , maps of the area are plentiful.  Our changing coastline is often shown with new inlets and island formations. This map shows the early major sand and dirt roads that were soon to be paved for car travel – see MAS420.

Great Shop + Great Owners.

It was an absolute pleasure working with Danielle + Bob at Maps of Antiquity. They helped us pick out a great antique map, from afar, that we gave as a wedding gift to dear friends. Danielle was extremely responsive over the phone, and Bob did a professional (and quick) job matting and preparing the map. My only regret is that I didn’t give myself enough time to browse their wonderful collection at the Chatham shop — this shop is a must see, a treasure chest of wonderful maps with equally wonderful owners.

I will surely call Danielle + Bob the next time I need a map!

Black and white engraved antique Nautical Chart of the English Channel, from Nicolas Tindal's continuation of Rapin de Thoyras "The History of England", vol. III, London, 1744. The chart is by R. W. Seale in the "portalano" style, emphasizing coastal features. With insets of Isles of Scilly, Falmouth Haven, Plymouth Sound, and the Isle of Wight and adjacent Harbours. See EUR183JR.