Sing Auld Lang Syne with our fine centenarian postcards!
In addition to our approximately 18,000 antique maps, Maps of Antiquity also sells antique postcards featuring colleges & locations in New England & New York, with a special focus on Cape Cod & Chatham. The above, sent & hand-cancelled in 1917, is a view from the West Barnstable railroad station. Although trees obscure it now, the area surrounding this particular station has changed so little that it regularly serves as a backdrop for period films. Please note that most of our postcards do not appear on our website at this time. If you can't stop in to see them in person, drop us a line with your areas of interest & we'll be happy to send you samples of these fascinating & affordable pieces of American history. Don't forget to ask about our conservation framing options especially for antique postcards!

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Featured above is a 200 year old Chart of the North and Baltic Seas that includes partial coastlines of England, Denmark, the Netherlands, Germany, Russia, Norway and Sweden, with insets of the Harbour of St. Petersburg, the Port of Revel, and the Harbour of Heligoland, now a popular German resort island. Also printed in 1817, we have several maps by Arrowsmith, including the British Islands, the Pacific Ocean, South America, the East India IslandsAsia, and Africa, which is of particular interest as it includes the popularly reported but completely fictional "Mountains of the Moon" running through the middle of the continent.    


The Constellations- January, February, March - 1856

You needn't brave January temperatures in the great outdoors just for a glimpse of the stars! We currently offer a variety of stunning celestial maps by Mallet, De Aefferden, Pluche, Brion de la TourDiderot, Butler, Nitzchke, and Burritt. The latter produced the map featured above in 1856. It has a light pastel wash over lively engravings of the winter constellations. These "maps of the heavens" have quickly become customer favorites. Happy stargazing, map fans!     

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Warm up with our antique natural history prints!
In addition to the poor polar bear in this 1895 issue of Harper's Weekly, we have a veritable managerie of natural history prints showcasing cold-weather critters, including an adorable harbor seal by D'Orbigny, a wise white owl by Jardine, a nervous moose from Gleason's Pictorial, and a flat-nosed rhinoceros... who is an admittedly warm-weather creature... but this one looks like he's wearing lipstick and we couldn't resist making note of him. Check out all of our antique  fish, fruit, flowersseashells, insectsbirds, and beasts online or in person at 1409 Main Street in Chatham.


State of New York, January 1, 1824
Even if you missed the famous ball drop in Times Square, you can still celebrate a very New York New Year with this 1824 map of the State of New York, showing counties, towns, and water bodies. It includes a profile of the western and middle sections of the Erie Canal, as well as the surprisingly undeveloped eastern section. 

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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.

Best of Boston Home 2017 Winner Best Antiques on Cape Cod

Thank you so much to all of you, our wonderful customers, who made it possible for us to win Best Antiques on Cape Cod from Best of Boston Home® 2017!  

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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