MAPPY HOLIDAYS - May the Post Office Keep Bringing - Mappy Holidays to you!

Wherever in the world your map gifts are going, we will get them there, weather willing, with the help of the U.S. Postal Service and-- of course-- Mr. Cringle.

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

CUSTOM FRAMING should be ordered by December 1st for domestic shipping. A fine selection of pre-framed maps and prints hanging in our shop will be available for last minute shoppers.  We are open daily until the December 24th for in-store pick up. 

UNFRAMED MAPS should be ordered prior to Sunday, DECEMBER 20TH for arrival by December 25th. We will continue to ship maps ordered after that date, but cannot make promises regarding pre-Christmas delivery. 

PLEASE NOTE: Because we do not 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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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. We  also have paper 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.  


City of Boston, by Appleton, 1873
Don't let the name fool you-- Maps of Antiquity sells non-map ephemera as well! In addition to our geographically oriented prints, postcards, & natural history engravings, we are now offering several broadside proclamations which 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. We have also recently acquired a collection of WWII propaganda posters, & two highly collectable advertisements for the infamous 1936 Berlin Winter Olympics. Check the history buff off of your Christmas list with one of these singular treasures!

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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. 


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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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.

Check out our newest online tool- a virtual tour of the cozy and inviting interior of the shop!  

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”.

Left Menu Bar Index:

Yellow = Antique

Blue = Reproduction

Red = Other services, items or combined antiques and reproductions

Maps of Antiquity Shop - Open Year-round.  

Ready for the autumn and holiday seasons, our shop is fully stocked and we're adding more material to our website daily.

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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