Auction 124, Lot 251

"Cape Cod",

Subject: Massachusetts, Cape Cod

Period: 1934 (dated)


Color: Black & White

19.5 x 19 inches
49.5 x 48.3 cm

A graphic map of Cape Cod drawn by Kenneth E. Morang and issued by the Cape Cod Chamber of Commerce. The map shows points of interest in Cape Cod and includes many historical notes, including a point off of Eastham where a German submarine fired a shot inland, "the only shot to land on American soil in the World War." The seas are filled with ships, and a sacred cod, complete with halo. The key lists roads by types, including those "'particularly recommended for quaintness and charm." The sides are filled with tourist related information. The map is further embellished with fancy ribbon-style titling with a large compass rose, dividers and a sea gull. The map self-folds into a mailer with the chamber's address and a 1-1/2 cent stamp with a portrait of President Harding. A most uncommon issue.


Condition: A

Folding as issued. The map is a very nice example with just a few very small fold intersection splits.

Estimate: $120 - $160

Sold for: $300

Closed on 5/7/2008