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; 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 for the Old Home Week Celebration in Orleans, MA, in August of 1921; & a fascinating World War II newsmap from August of 1945.  


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OH, AUGUST! WHAT'S IN A NAME?

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!

Recent Additions to the Maps of Antiquity Website

A New General Map of America, Drawn from several Accurate particular Maps and Charts, and Regulated by Astronomical Observations. - c. 1747
We're constantly adding new materials to our website. We're excited to unveil a restored 1856 Preliminary Chart of Monomoy Harbor, two Swiss maps by Jaillot, and an expanded collection of mid-18th century maps by Bowen, including the gem pictured above, which labels the entire northwest region of North America as "PARTS UNKNOWN".  

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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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