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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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1795 Massachusetts Map

“An Accurate Map of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Exclusive of the District of Maine” “Compiled pursuant to an Act of the General Court, From Actual Surveys of the several Towns &c. Taken By Their Order” “Exhibiting the boundary Lines of the Commonwealth, … 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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