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1776 Cape Cod Canal – Mass Archives

“Machin’s Map of a Canal from Barnstable Bay to Buzzard’s Bay” The earliest official survey of a proposed canal connecting Cape Cod Bay to Buzzards Bay. The map is made available only in a low resolution version, downloadable in a single file. … Continue reading

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1872 Cape Cod Bay / Atlantic Ocean

The mariner’s navigation chart from Plymouth Bay to Eastham, including the north shore of Cape Cod to Race Point, and the Atlantic shore to Eastham, showing depth soundings and aids to navigation. The map is made available in a low resolution version, downloadable in … Continue reading

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1880 Barnstable Co. – Sandwich

An overall plan of all of the villages of Sandwich including all of the area that separated to become the town of Sagamore in 1888. The Cape Cod canal is lined-in as “Proposed Ship Canal.” Click here to view the … Continue reading

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1880 Barnstable Co. – Pocasset & North Sandwich

  Two inset maps of the Sandwich villages of Pocasset and North Sandwich. Both of these villages were incorporated into the town of Sagamore when it separated from the town of Sandwich in 1888.   Click here to view the entire sheet in … Continue reading

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1880 Barnstable Co. – Sandwich & Spring Hill

Two inset maps of the Sandwich villages of Sandwich center and Spring Hill. Click here to view the entire sheet in a single file. 5.39 MB

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1735 Coastal Chart – Penobscot Bay to Long Island

“An actual Survey of The Sea Coast from New York to the I. Cape Britton with Tables of the direct and thwart Courses & distances form Place to Place.” “By Capt. Cyprian Southack.” “Illustrated with Particular Plans of the Horbours … Continue reading

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1776 New England Map

An interesting historical view of the New England “Provinces” of New Hampshire and Massachusetts and the “Colony” of Connecticut with some awkward distortions of land masses and borders. Courtesy, Boston Public Library. Available only as a single low resolution file for viewing and … Continue reading

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1826 Cape Cod Canal Study Map

A detailed map of the eventual route of the Cape Cod canal from Scusset Beach to Buzzards Bay. Courtesy, Boston Public Library. Click to view the full map. 536 KB

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1858 Barnstable County

This stunningly beautiful map of Cape Cod and the islands was hand colored and includes inset maps of most of the towns and villages of the Cape. A few towns also include a business directory. Courtesy Boston Public Library. The … Continue reading

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1884 Sandwich Bird’s Eye Map

A beautiful high oblique view of Sandwich center, looking south from the shore of Cape Cod Bay. The Boston & Sandwich Glass Company is front and center, with the village center, Shawme Pond and Academy Hill beyond. The full length … Continue reading

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