Provincetown Harbor, Massachusetts 1891

Provincetown Harbor, Massachusetts 1891
black and white electrotype engraving
Unrestored original condition
Some toning to paper, areas of foxing on chart, otherwise good condition
17 × 22.5 inches
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This late 19th century survey of Provincetown, Massachusetts at the tip of the Cape is filled with fine details of the land and the sea.  The electrotype engraving process used to produce this chart permits very fine graphic rendering. Therefore, the topography of the area on the outer Cape can be seen.  The town of Provincetown, including the piers and small buildings along Cape Cod Bay are all shown. This small sized chart is nonetheless a comprehensive mapping of an active 19th century seaport just at the turn of the century.

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