Avoid disappointment this year-- don't wait until the last minute!

Wherever in the world your map gifts are going, we will get it them there... but please allow for extra delivery time during the upcoming holiday season. In response to last year's minor shipping delays, we have divised a guide to get your gifts to their recipients in a timely, stress-free manner. 

In an effort to get your maps and prints to their destination before December 25th, we encourage you to consider the following: 

CUSTOM FRAMING orders should be finalized by DECEMBER 1ST.  A selection of fine, pre-framed maps and prints will hang in our shop for all of you last minute shoppers. 
PRE-FRAMED MAPS should be ordered prior to Thursday, DECEMBER 18TH. This gives Santa just one week to deliver, and he's a busy guy this time of year!

UNFRAMED MAPS should be ordered prior to Saturday, DECEMBER 20TH. We will continue to ship maps ordered after that date, but we make no promises regarding pre-Christmas delivery. 

PLEASE NOTE: Because we cannot control the actual delivery after packages leave our shop, we cannot guarentee delivery within a given time frame. If you need an absolute guarentee, please ask about OVERNIGHT and EXPRESS options.  These options are guarenteed by the U.S. Postal Service but have not always arrived on time due to weather and additional traffic delays.

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The Commonwealth of Massachusetts takes Thanksgiving very seriously.
Broadside proclamations such as this were once widely posted in public areas to convey civic information. When that information ceased to be relevant, posters were torn town or pasted over. As such, very few remain in existence today. In related news, we have  recently acquired a collection of WWII propaganda posters, and two highly collectable advertisements for the infamous 1936 Berlin Winter Olympics. Check off the history buff on your Christmas list with one of these singular pieces!


Wall Maps Make for Treasured Heirlooms
From Palestine to Barnstable County, our stunning wall maps bring the past to life for anyone on your gift list. Is someone on your list unable to come home for the holidays? Send their hometown to them! We have maps of all fifty states, and detailed maps, images and early postcards of many New England towns. Holidays are also a great time to celebrate your family's heritage-- with maps of your ancestors' nations of origin, of course! Maps of vacation destinations are also popular gifts-- perhaps in conjunction with a couple of plane tickets..? From Cape Cod to the Caribbean, we've got you covered.  

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Plymouth-- by Way of Provincetown!

The Lesser-Known Mayflower Landing
There is some debate surrounding the 1st Thanksgiving (some experts now say Virginia!), but folks can generally agree that the celebrated Mayflower voyage ended in Plymouth, Massachusetts. While it is true that those intrepid Pilgrims finally settled in Plymouth, you may be surprised to discover that their first steps in the New World were taken in Provincetown (at about 10am on Saturday, November 11, 1620-- according to the above map by W. Sears Nickerson). We have antique and reproduction maps of all the Cape Cod towns for visitors and natives alike, and we have maps of Plymouth as well. Whatever the holiday's origins, we'd like to wish all of our clients and visitors a very Happy Thanksgiving


Preserving Your Maps for Posterity
This holiday season, give your maps the safe, acid-free, UV protective framing they've waited centuries to receive. Some of our framing options are now available for purchase online, and our attentive staff is available by telephone and email to assist you in selecting the perfect mat and frame to make your new antique map feel special. 

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Our Retail Shop

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.

Reach us at (508) 945-1660 or by email.

Named "Top Shop" on Cape Cod, according to Tripadvisor, featured in the Boston Globe - July 5, 2014!

No snow yet but getting into the holiday spirit.

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”.

Left Menu Bar Index:

Yellow = Antique, Blue = Reproduction, Red = Other services, items or combined antiques and reproductions

Maps of Antiquity Shop - Open Year Around .  

Happy Maps of Antiquity Owners!

Halloween at MOA

A Vistaprint commercial features Maps of Antiquity owners, Bob Zaremba and Danielle Jeanloz.  

Did you know that we offer spacious overnight accommodations at a value?  Rooms are currently available in our building at Chatham Guest Rooms.  We are open year around.  Be sure to take advantage of our low season rates.

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Maps of Antiquity is a proud vendor of tickets for the Yarmouth Historical Society's 2014 Antique House Tour. Stop in today to purchase your advance tickets!


Maps of Antiquity is located on Cape Cod
Generally open 10-5
Phone: 508-945-1660

1409 Main Street (Route 28)
Chatham, Massachusetts 02633