Auction 146, Lot 229

"Cape Cod",

Subject: Cape Cod, Massachusetts

Period: 1934 (dated)

Publication:

Color: Black & White

Size:
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 and a large compass rose. The map self-folds into a mailer with the chamber's address at top left.

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Condition: A

Near fine with just a few tiny splits at fold intersections. Issued folding.

Estimate: $200 - $250

Sold for: $300

Closed on 9/4/2013

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