August 2021
Hello, Map Friends!
We hope this monthly missive finds you well. First and foremost, thank you for your positive response to our New Website!

We hope that you have enjoyed exploring it and that you find it helpful! We are continuing to make small improvements and welcome any feedback!

We also have a few new items to share this month! As you can imagine, we have been quite busy- summer is the busy season here on Cape Cod, and happily we have welcomed many people to the store in the last three months. But somehow between website work and customers, we still managed to put some new items online for your pleasure and perusal!

We shall highlight some exciting new maps below, but you can always visit our Newly Listed Maps section to see everything new from the past month or so. We have a Great Maps - Super Deals category that offers our discounted items. And don't forget that we also have a category specifically for maps under $100!
If you are looking for something specific, we recommend using the search function or the "Filter By" function on the left side above the listings to search within a category.

1866 - Salem, Massachusetts, 1692
during the time of the Witchcraft Trials

Our first feature is a map of Salem as it was in 1692, by William Phineas Upham, published in 1866. This map was created as the frontispiece for Charles Wentworth Upham's two-volume 1867 "Salem Witchcraft, With an Account of Salem Village and a History of Opinions on Witchcraft and Kindred Spirits." This map notes the homes of many of the prominent people in Salem during the witchcraft trials. Handwritten additions in pencil and pen on the left side. This is a rare and unique map that would surely be appreciated by anyone with an interest in Salem's history!
1875 - G. Woolworth Colton's Railroad, Township & Distance Map of New England with adjacent portions of New York, Canada & New Brunswick

This impressive railroad map shows all of New England- Connecticut, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, Vermont, New Hampshire, and Maine, as well as parts of Canada and New York. The inset map shows the vicinity of Boston and a Table of Distances lists distances to major New England cities.
1638 - Carte Particuliere des Costes de Provence

This 17th century map shows the coast of France from near Marseille to Nice, by Tassin, 1638. It includes Antibes, Cannes, Frejus, Hyeres, Toulon, La Ciotat, Sainte-Baume (now a Natural Regional Park), Saint-Maximin-la-Sainte-Baume, and more, with topography. It features three monsters in the waters, four monsters in the scale of miles, two mermaids and some monster faces in the cartouche, twelve different ships sailing in the Mediterranean, and two compass roses.
1897 - Boston Harbour
This striking nautical chart shows Boston Harbor, Massachusetts from the United States Survey; 1857 with large corrections to 1882 and small corrections to 1897 by the Hydrographic Office of the British Admiralty. This unusual Boston Harbor chart shows the neck with the fill recently added, includes 6 recognition profiles, good coastline topographic detail along with navigational depth information. It covers the area from Nahant to Cohasset and Scituate Harbors, and includes nice representation of Charlestown, East Boston, Cambridge, and Roxbury. It has minor annotations from use. 
1926 - A Map of Martha's Vineyard

This rare 1926 map of Martha's Vineyard was created by Lloyd Coe, an artist and illustrator whose work appeared in the New Yorker and many other books and publications. The map features a perfect mix of history and whimsy, with illustrations, historical information, and a sea monster! It is unusual to find one of these on the market and we know it will be snatched up in no time!
Other Interesting New Additions
1951 - Pony Express Route (April 3, 1860 - October 24, 1861.)

by William Henry Jackson and
Howard Roscoe Driggs
1738 - Théatre de la Guerre dans le Bannat de Temeswar - Map printed on Silk with linen back
by Etiene Briffaut
1930/1970 - Back Side of Cape Cod, Today-1930 and Yesterday-1620, Mayflower First Landing in America

by W. Sears Nickerson
1600 - Barbariae Et Biledulgerid Nova Descriptio

Northern Africa by Ortelius

c. 1773 Map which represents the different knowledge we had of the Arctic Lands from 1650 until 1747 ... By M. de Vaugondy 1773.

c. 1773 Carte Generale Des Decouvertes de Admiral de Fonte

Diderot’s maps were one of the first surveys of comparative cartography, tackling a number of the early misconceptions of the west coast of North America and the Northeastern Asian Coastline.
c. 1773 General Map of the Discoveries of Admiral de Fonte representing the great probability of a Passage to the North West by Thomas Jefferys… 1768.

By Vaugondy, from Diderot’s Encyclopedia
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