SEPTEMBER GOES BACK TO SCHOOL

Foot-ball Match between Yale and Princeton - 1879
Recall falls past on the old college campus with our antique prints of early schools in New England, elsewhere in the U.S., and abroad.  If your historical alma mater is not represented on our website, please contact us to see if we have items that have yet to be listed online. We often have additional postcards, and like good scholars, we're always adding to our collections. 

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A SEPTEMBER RETROSPECTIVE

Harper's Weekly, September 30, 1871.
Time travel, it turns out, is considerably simpler than Einstein suggested. With our collection of antique engravings, you can personally stroll through Septembers past, pausing to witness such moments as the 1871 "Union Torpedo" explosion in Beekman Street, New York; The Four-Oared International Boat-Race at Halifax, Nova Scotia; The 1890 Ascent of Mount Sir Donald by Members of the Swiss Alpine Club, and the celebrated Cape Cod cranberry harvest of 1891. Many of our antique engravings have yet to be listed on our website. Call or come in for a more complete view of our collection. 

DON'T KNOW MUCH ABOUT HISTORY..?
Brush up on your geography with our fascinating antique school & wall maps. The former were used for tax and municipal purposes, & those of you who attended school prior to the computer age likely recall the latter pull-down type, usually on rollers with springs. Both were lithographed on multiple sheets, brightly hand colored, & varnished for protection, as the temptation to touch maps was (&-- let's face it-- still is) often overwhelming. To fully appreciate their size and scope, these pieces really must be seen in person

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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, Boston from Bunker Hill, 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 those included on the above map Boston. 

OUTFITTING A SUMMER COTTAGE?
Our newest assortment of map and chart coffee tables and side tables are custom designed to capture your favorite places. Having paired with local printers and artisans, we now brag that we can put any map in the public domain on just about any flat surface-- from fabric to tiles! 

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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.



Best of Boston Home 2017 Winner Best Antiques on Cape Cod



Thank you so much to all of you, our wonderful customers, who made it possible for us to win Best Antiques on Cape Cod from Best of Boston Home® 2017!  



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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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