This October, we're adding additional maps to our online DEALS section. Although we do not, as a rule, discount our maps, there's only so much space in the 18th-century farmhouse that Maps of Antiquity calls home and we must make room for new materials! As a result, we've discounted such treasures as Speed's 1610 map of Leicester; both Countye and Citie describe, The Honorable Famylies that have had titles of Earls thereof, Jansson's 1640 Albis Fluvius Germania celebris, A Fontibus ad Ostia showing the course of the Elbe River in Germany from the North Sea to Prague, Hermann Moll's beautifully detailed map of South America, circa 1740, and the restored Beers map of New York and Vicinity. Take advantage of these deep discounts before somebody else does!

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Time travel, it turns out, is considerably simpler than Einstein suggested.
With our collection of antique engravings, you may now stroll through Octobers past, pausing in 1871 to admire steamships on the Mississippi in A General View of the City from East St. Louis, cautiously approach Broad Street during the Panic of October 1873,  marvel at the difference a century can make while Hunting the Polar Bear or perfecting your Golf Swing in 1895. Matching the month and day to your own special dates, these prints make such thoughtful birthday and anniversary gifts. We have many more in our shop than are listed online. Let us know if you need help finding a particular place or time.

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

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A Map of Old Boston in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, 1929
Dating back at least to Medieval Europe, pictorial maps have long offered their unique cartological perspectives to folks with an eye for utilitarian artwork. We have some exciting original antique bird's-eye-view maps of New York City, Kingfield, Maine,  Jamaica, The White Mountains, Provincetown, Mass.Boston Harbor, Casco Bay, charming animated maps of the Canadian provinces, & many more! Most of these maps, which were geared toward Victorian tourists, include fascinating local facts, like these maps of Lake Winnipesaukee, & Boston. 


A New General and Universal Atlas Containing Forty-Five Maps by Andrew Dury, Engraved by Mr. Kitchin - 1761
This extraordinary miniature atlas, published by Andrew Dury in 1761, is in its original leather binding & contains 45 individual maps to cover the known world in its entirety. Complete with hand-colored outlines, it is beautifully decorated & illustrated with fascinating title & dedication pages. The book itself measures approximately 5 x 6.5 inches; some maps fold out. What an absolute treasure!

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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.

Check out our newest online tool- a virtual tour of the cozy and inviting interior of the shop!  

Named "Top Shop" on Cape Cod, according to Tripadvisor, featured in the Boston Globe - July 5, 2014.

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 Shop - Open Year-round.  

Ready for the autumn and holiday seasons, our shop is fully stocked and we're adding more material to our website daily.

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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