SEPTEMBER GOES BACK TO SCHOOL

Hand Colored and Black and White images of Harvard University and Radcliffe College - 1904
Recall past Falls on your old college campus with our antique prints of notable schools in New Englandthe 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. Like good scholars, we're always adding to our college collections. 

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DON'T KNOW MUCH ABOUT HISTORY..?
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

A SEPTEMBER RETROSPECTIVE

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, New York; The Four-Oared International Boat-Race at Halifax, Nova Scotia; The 1890 Ascent of Mount Sir Donald by Members of the Swiss Alpine Club, and the celebrated Cape Cod cranberry harvest of 1891. Many of our antique engravings have yet to be listed on our website. Call or come in for a more complete view of our collection. 

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PICTORIALLY PERFECT

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. 

ATTENTION: SERIOUS COLLECTORS

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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1409 Main Street, Chatham, MA 02633 

Open Most Days Year Around.   10am - 5pm daily and 12 - 5 pm Sundays. Extra hours are available by appointment.



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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 is located on Cape Cod
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Phone: 508-945-1660

1409 Main Street (Route 28)
Chatham, Massachusetts 02633



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