SEPTEMBER GOES BACK TO SCHOOL

Hand Colored and Black and White images of Harvard University and Radcliffe College - 1904
Recall past Falls on your old college campus with our antique prints of notable schools in New Englandthe U.S., and abroad.  If your historical alma mater is not represented on our website, please contact us to see if we have items that have yet to be listed. Like good scholars, we're always adding to our college collections. 

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DON'T KNOW MUCH ABOUT HISTORY..?
Brush up on your geography with our fascinating antique school & wall maps. The former were used for tax and municipal purposes, & those of you who attended school prior to the computer age likely recall the latter pull-down type, usually on rollers with springs. Both were lithographed on multiple sheets, brightly hand colored, & varnished for protection, as the temptation to touch maps was (&-- let's face it-- still is) often overwhelming. To fully appreciate their size and scope, these pieces really must be seen in person

A SEPTEMBER RETROSPECTIVE

Harper's Weekly, September 30, 1871.
Time travel, it turns out, is considerably simpler than Einstein suggested. With our collection of antique engravings, you can personally stroll through Septembers past, pausing to witness such moments as the 1871 "Union Torpedo" explosion in Beekman Street, New York; The Four-Oared International Boat-Race at Halifax, Nova Scotia; The 1890 Ascent of Mount Sir Donald by Members of the Swiss Alpine Club, and the celebrated Cape Cod cranberry harvest of 1891. Many of our antique engravings have yet to be listed on our website. Call or come in for a more complete view of our collection. 

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COME FOR THE MAPS, STAY FOR THE OLDE CAPE COD CHARM
As many of our clients know, the fully restored 18th-century structure that houses Maps of Antiquity also offers three cozy, affordable guest rooms. Savvy travelers are increasingly aware that autumn is the best time to beat the crowds on Cape Cod while still enjoying beautiful weather, so secure your reservations today! We're so pleased to be able to offer map-enthusiasts from out of town a place to hang their hats, and we hope to see you this season!



NEW: Digitally Engraved Specialty Reproductions

Tabula Anemographica Compass Chart Hand-Colored Reproduction Print - 1650
These very special reproductions are made using a combination of modern technology and traditional methods, wherein a rare original map is scanned, its likeness is digitally etched onto an engraving plate, then the plate is used to print the image in the traditional way, with a printing press. Whether you're interested in maps of cities, nations, continents, or the whole wide world, you're sure to find something exciting in this expanding collection of unique reproductions.  

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Our Retail Shop

1409 Main Street, Chatham, MA 02633 

Open Most Days Year-round. Hours: 
10am - 5pm Mon. to Sat.  and 12 - 5 pm Sundays. Extra hours are available by appointment.



Reach us at (508) 945-1660 or by email.



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NOW CELEBRATING 10 YEARS IN CHATHAM



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Our commitment to you: At Maps of Antiquity, we sell both antique maps and reproductions.  We guarantee that our antique maps are authentic antiques.  Our description for each item is designated as an antique or reproduction.  We also try to provide sorting options to allow you to look at antique maps only.  If this is your preference, select one of the yellow tabs on the left side of each page that includes the word, “antique”.





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Maps of Antiquity is located on Cape Cod
Generally open 10-5
Phone: 508-945-1660

1409 Main Street (Route 28)
Chatham, Massachusetts 02633



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