Monthly Archives: June 2012

Everything we asked for and more.

We were looking for a special map for our friend’s 80th Birthday. The map we were looking for was to be from the Hartford, CT area. Bob and Danielle help us look through their extensive selection of maps for the area and with their help, we found exactly what we were looking for! To complicate matters, I waited a little longer that I should have and had a short deadline. They were more than accommodating. Bob and Danielle gave us very good guidance especially with the mat selection and framing material. There are just so many selections. Bob also reinforced that map from behind giving it a little more strength, an extra that was not expected. The gift was ready as promised and it looked beautiful. It left our friend speechless. Maps of Antiquity is truly a unique experience not to be missed.

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.