Bird's Eye View of Harvard University - 1878
Recall falls past on the old college campus with our antique prints of early schools in New England, elsewhere in the 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 online. We often have additional postcards, and like good scholars, we're always adding to our collections. 

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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


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, a visit in the same year, to the Homes of Horace Greeley; cheer for the "Tub Parade" at Lenox, Massachusetts in 1886; and witness the 1890 Ascent of Mount Sir Donald by Members of the Swiss Alpine Club. Last, but certainly not least, attend the celebrated Cape Cod cranberry harvest of 1891. Some of our antique engravings have yet to be listed on the website, but you can always come in for a complete view of our collection. 

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World - Nova Orbis Tabula, in Lucem Edita - Reproduction - 1673
If 16th and 17th century maps fit your aesthetic, but not so much your budget, our new reproductions are for you. The 1673 DeWitt world map, pictured above, shows the globe quartered into Western and Eastern Hemispheres with polar maps showing the (charmingly incomplete) Northern and Southern Hemispheres, with curious heavenly scenes adorning the four corners. Two additional world maps, World - Nova Totius Terrarum Orbis Geographica ac Hydrographica Tabula and Orbis Terrarum Typus de Integro Multis in Locis Emendatus, were both produced by Visscher circa 1684 and include illustrated topographical detail, map monsters, ships sailing the seas (not to scale), and border illustrations representing the cultural dress and armors of various nations and cultures. Our new 1593 map of Africa by de Jode, Africae Vera Forma, et Situs, also boasts seas full of ships and serpents. Finally, our 1631 map of Great Britain, or Britannia, by Janssonius (sometimes called the Heptarchy Map) includes a decorated cartouche, compass roses, coats of arms, as well as portraits of the rulers of the Anglo-Saxon Kingdoms. Hang one of these gorgeous historical works on your wall without breaking the bank! 

Our newest assortment of map and chart coffee tables and side tables 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! 

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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.

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!  

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



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