THE MERRY, MERRY MONTH OF MAY

Cytifus purpureus Scop,or Purple Broom, by Jacob Sturm, 1808

If ever you've wished that the long-awaited flowers of May could bloom the whole year long, take a stroll through our online inventory of antique botanical prints.  We have many recent additions from Jacob Sturm's "Deutschlands Flora", which was published in 1808, and again in 1828. Many of these are accompanied by a full page of fascinating antique text in their original German


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MAPS FOR CINCO DE MAYO

Mexico, California and Texas, by Tallis, 1851
Although popularly associated with Mexican Independence from Spain (which was declared in 1821), Cinco de Mayo actually celebrates the 1862 Battle of Puebla, during which the outnumbered Mexican Army defeated occupying French forces. Observed regionally in the Puebla state of Mexico, observance of the holiday is more limited elsewhere in Mexico than it is in the Southwestern United States. Celebrate our southern neighbors this year with a stunning antique map of Mexico... and maybe a marguerita or two, too.  
 

ON SUNDAY MAY 8TH, MOM WANTS A MAP

Map of Long Island - 1873
Whether you're searching for a map of mom's hometown, alma mater, or her favorite vacation destination, we're here to make Mother's Day shopping a breeze! Our bird's-eye-view, pictorialcomparative, and celestial maps are especially beautiful and popular with the ladies, as are our antique natural history prints. It's the thought that counts! Isn't that what Mom always says? Make this Mother's Day extra thoughtful with a gift you just can't get at the mall.  

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MAY 25TH-- MEMORIAL DAY MAPS

World War II Newsmap - 1944
On May 25th, we celebrate more than just the beginning of bridge traffic here on Olde Cape Cod. More importantly, we recognize the sacrifices of all who have served in America's armed forces. If there's a WWII veteran in your life, he or she may be especially interested in our collection of materials from the Second World War. Civil War buffs will be enthralled by our various maps and prints from that chapter of American history. We even have a number of maps pertaining to the American Revolution. As always, do contact us if we may be of assistance, and have a wonderful holiday weekend.  

COME FOR THE MAPS, STAY FOR THE OLDE CAPE COD CHARM
As many of our clients know, the fully restored 18th-century structure that houses Maps of Antiquity also offers three cozy, affordable guest rooms. They're filling up fast for Chatham's busy summer season, so secure your reservations today! Our Chatham Guest Rooms website is now completely mobile-friendly. We welcome your feedback for both of our online shopfronts, and we're so pleased to be able to offer map-enthusiasts from out of town a place to hang their hats.   



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1409 Main Street, Chatham, MA 02633 

Open Most Days Year-round. Hours: 
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NOW CELEBRATING 10 YEARS IN CHATHAM



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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
Generally open 10-5
Phone: 508-945-1660

1409 Main Street (Route 28)
Chatham, Massachusetts 02633



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