Auction 112, Lot 252

"Bird's Eye View of Cape Cod and Vicinity, Featuring the Cape Cod Canal",

Subject: Massachusetts

Period: 1915 (dated)


Color: Printed Color

22.3 x 11.8 inches
56.6 x 30 cm

A very nicely rendered lithographic bird's-eye view of Cape Cod that extends from Cutty Hunk and Naushon Island to Boston and Marblehead in the far distance. Includes Provincetown, Barnstable, Sandwich, Hyannis, Buzzard's Bay, Plymouth, New Bedford, Bridgewater, etc. Locates the Monomy, Chatham, Nauset, Highland, Race Point, Nantucket, Cape Poge, East Chop, Nobska, Stage Point, Gurnet, Plymouth, Minots, Graves, Wings Neck, Bird Island, Dumpling Rock, and Boston lighthouses. The canal, planned from the 1820's, was finally completed in 1914. Folds into original paper covers with blue titles. Engraved Albert E. Downs, Boston and published by The Union News Company. A scarce issue for which we found no references.


Condition: A

Folding, as issued. Split along short fold where joined to cover, still very good. Cover with slight soiling or toning.

Estimate: $100 - $140

Sold for: $200

Closed on 9/28/2005