Vibrant pictorial map of Cape Cod

Paul Paige, a map of CAPE COD. East Brewster, Mass.: Paul Paige, [ca. 1940?]
Pictorial map printed in four colors, 25 ¾”h x 35”w at neat line plus margins. Just a bit of wear along lower edge, else excellent.

A delightful pictorial map of Cape Cod featuring bold design and vibrant color. It highlights the Cape’s fundamental virtues as a vacation destination, including “500 miles of shoreline[,] 300 miles of beaches[,] 1000 miles of highway[,] as many miles of byways[, and] 300 lakes.” The details identify towns and villages; sightseeing destinations; and, by means of small symbols, airports, golf courses, life-saving stations and yacht clubs. At lower left is a bit of poetry addressed to the viewer:

“If you have ever been there, this map is meant for you

To help recall some happy days beside the ocean blue;

Or you can send it to a friend, that they perhaps may see,

Why people love good old Cape Cod and go there constantly.”

Lest the viewer miss the point, the pictorial border features vignettes of sailboats, game fish, and vacationers enjoying sporting activities.

Rumsey 11271. Not in OCLC (as of July 2019).