Thanks, I went through dafonts for about an hour, just looking at fonts. It's been so long since i've been there and my full font collection is on the desktop (i'm limited to bedrest right now, so everything is being done through the laptop, ugh! at least it's a nice one)
After I settled on that one, I decided to leave it as is once printed, no aging necessary. It's thin enough script I think adding effects to it would ruin the effect and overwhelm it.
It was the closest one I've seen to the real-worl antique maps 've been looking at.
Today I balance the map and see what to do about improving the legend...