Featured for June, Antique Tourist Maps

Tourist Maps were made in the late 1880's as a part of travel books. Beginning in the 1920's and 30's, decorative tourist maps, such as this unusual, playful tourist map of Cape Cod, were also produced by some of the leading graphic artists. These maps are characterized by cartoon-like drawings of pirates, sea serpernts, treasure chests and starfish. This antique tourist map of Cape Cod is part of our exhibit, "Mapping Cape Cod, Both Land and Sea", beginning June 13, 2012 at the Historical Society of Old Yarmouth (click here) and includes founding dates of all the towns, illustrations of significant historical events, and various characteristics of each town. See MAS406A.