READY OR NOT, HERE SUMMER COMES!

A Map of CAPE COD and the Islands - c. 1940
Townies cringe & tourists count the days. Love it or hate it, it's that time again-- summertime on Olde Cape Cod! Native Cape Codders, display detailed maps of your hometowns with pride! We have orginal & reproduction maps of the cape & of its many towns & villages, circa 1880 & 1906. Natives, find your ancestor's names! Homeowners, see who lived in your house a hundred years ago! Visitor, take a piece of the cape home with you when you go! Whether you'd like a fun pictorial map or a formal nautical chart, do come in & see us. We specialize in maps of this charming little sandbar, & we love to show off our wares!

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A MAP FOR THE MAN WHO HAS EVERYTHING

FATHER'S DAY IS JUNE 18TH
What do you get for the man who has everything (& never asks for directions)..? An amazing old map, of course! Historical views of hometownsvacation destinations, & alma maters all make great gifts for the special men in your life. Imagine the look on his face when, instead of the annual necktie, he receives an antique railroad or mining map-- or a folding tourist map of his favorite city! If your father is the sporting or seafaring sort of man, surprise him with a print or a very classy maritime map. We also have fascinating (& fishynatural history prints, & marvelously manly pictorial & bird's-eye-views, like the one pictured above. If all else fails, there are always maps by the Beers family of cartographers. Traditionally, dads do love their beers...

JUNE STARGAZING

Northern Constellations, April, May. June - 1835
In 1833, this schoolteacher, surveyor, and newspaper editor from Connecticut finally published his "Geography of the Heavens." He hoped this atlas might eliminate the need for expensive celestial globes, which were impractical for his young astronomy students.  In addition to two circumpolar maps, the two most visible contellations were shown in four hand-colored maps corresponding to the skies at different seasons. Although Burritt died of yellow fever four years later in pursuit of opportunities in the newly independent nation of Texas, his atlas remained the most popular of its kind for many decades & allowed the general public access to the rapidly evolving field of astronomy. 

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OUTFITTING A SUMMER COTTAGE?
Our newest assortment of map and chart coffee tables and side table are custom designed to capture your favorite places. Having paired with local printers and artisans, we now brag that we can put any map in the public domain on just about any flat surface-- from fabric to tiles! 

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 spring 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. Book early to avoid disappointment-- we're filling up fast!



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1409 Main Street, Chatham, MA 02633 

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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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NOW CELEBRATING 10 YEARS IN CHATHAM



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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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