AN AUGUST RETROSPECTIVE

Newport, Rhode Island- August, 1873

Although we've yet to construct a workable time machine (why do you think Bob spends so much time in the basement?), we can still offer clients a glimpse of bygone Augusts with such ephemeral treasures as: A Plan of Cherbourg Forts & Batteries, taken by the English in August of 1759; a cheering crowd, August 1873, at the finish at the Harvard-Yale Regatta; some dapper Columbia College chaps, August 1878; a chart of Wellfleet harbor, surveyed August 1886; Polo at the Rockaway Hunting Club, August 1895; some rather bored-looking spectators at a New York Yacht Club regatta, August 1895; cyclists on the cover of Harper's Weekly, August 1896; an Official Program of the Old Home Week Celebration, Orleans, MA, August 1921; & two fascinating World War II newsmaps from Augusts 1944 & 1945.  


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EXPLORING AUGUST FURTHER

The Constellations, July, August, September. - 1856
Explore August's namesake with a Genealogical, Historical and Chronological Map of the Roman Empire, from Augustus, B.C. 31, to Constantine the Great, A.D. 306. No. 20., circa 1842! Admire St. Augustine with a 1854 Map of Florida! Marvel at the landmarks on our 1885 map of Augusta, Maine; the State House, the Arsenal, an Old Ladies Home, the Kennebec Journal, & even the Maine Insane Hospital! Lastly, let us not forget Connecticut's native georgrapher, Samuel Augustus Mitchell. Whether you're in the market for a state, regional, national, continental, or world map, Augustus Mitchell has you covered!

HAPPY 55th, HAWAII!

On August 21, 1959, we welcomed Hawaii into our great big American family.
In addition to being one of only two states not in the contiguous U.S. (along with lonely old Alaska), Hawaii is also one of only two states that does not observe daylight savings time (the other being the notorious outlier of Arizona). This singular state was once known as "The Sandwich Islands" or considered part of Polynesia. Crack open a can of ham this month & celebrate Hawaii's statehood with one of our wonderful antique maps of the area, or of the indivudial islands of Lanai, Molokai, or Kauai... all of which precede Hawaiian statehood by decades, if not centuries!

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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 is in its original leather binding & contains 45 individual maps to cover the world in its entirety. Boasting hand-colored outlines, it is beautifully decorated and illustrated with fascinating title & dedication pages in black and white. The book itself measures approximately 5 x 6.5 inches; some maps fold out. What an absolute treasure!

A PICTORIALLY PERFECT SUMMER

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., Lake GeorgeBoston Harbor, Casco Bay, & many more! Most of these maps, which were geared toward Victorian tourists, include fascinating local facts, like these maps of New England, Lake Winnipesaukee, & Boston. Hang some history on your wall today!       

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Phone: 508-945-1660

1409 Main Street (Route 28)
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