READY OR NOT, HERE SUMMER COMES!
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 19TH
What do you get for the man who has everything (& never asks for directions)..? An amazing old map, of course! Historical views of hometowns, vacation 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 (& fishy) natural 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...

MALLET'S MARVELOUS MAPS OF THE HEAVENS

Sizes of the Sun and Planets with Medieval City View - 1719

A addition to our celestial map collection is work by Alain Manesson Mallet, a French cartographer, engineer, mathematician, teacher, and military officer under both Louis XIV and the King of Portugal.  Unlike many of his contemporaries, Mallet sketched most of the figures that were engraved for his books. Because this was one of the earliest technical works of its kind, it includes a geocentric engraving of planet Earth as the center of the universe, a theory that had yet to fall out of favor. 


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BEFORE & AFTER: REMARKABLE RESTORATIONS
Breathe new life into a neglected antique map or print with our professional restoration services! Tears repaired, holes patched, and stains minimized almost to the point of invisibility; miraculous transformations are our speciality! And looks aren't everything, either. If your piece was framed with non-archival materials, we will remove unsafe matting, deacidify the paper, and create a museum-quality environment to increase the life of your map or print, potentially by centuries. Professionally trained in antique paper restoration, we provide free estimates either in person or via email. Don't write off that old map in your attic until you talk to us first!

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. They're filling up fast for Chatham's busy summer season, so secure your reservations today! Our Chatham Guest Rooms website is now completely mobile-friendly. We welcome your feedback for both of our online shopfronts, and we're so pleased to be able to offer map-enthusiasts from out of town a place to hang their hats.   



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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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