Happy birthday, America! You don't look a day over 200.
Celebrate this 4th of July with an antique map of The United States. Some of our U.S. maps actually predate the signing of the Declaration of Independence, like this exquisite piece by Robert de Vaugondy, circa 1755, which was the basis for this map by Thomas Kitchen, published in 1785. Track the growth of this great nation as it expands to the South and then to the West. Whatever your prefered era of American history, our antique maps have you covered from sea to shining sea

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Bastille Day En France
On July 14, Bastille Day, the French celebrate their independence from the Monarchy and the beginning of the French Revolution.  We have many maps of France that predate the Revolution, in some cases by centuries, such as Strabo's 1542 Tabula Galliae, France. Our more recent maps of France such as the 1826 piece by Finley, pictured above, outline each department.


... be sure to wear a helmet.
For our cycling enthusiasts, we have antique bike maps of England AND New England, as well as wildly amusing prints from way back when the bicycle was still a curious, newfangled contraption. 

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Plan of Boston, 1867, drawn by H.M. Wrightman and printed by Meisel
Notable, newly-acquired, and of local interest, these maps won't likely stay in our shop for long! The beauty pictured above has been professionally cleaned and flattened. The hand-coloring is original, and it was colored by ward. It includes South Boston and East Boston, with streets and wharves labeled. We also have a Meisel map of nearby Dorchester. What fabulous finds for our Boston friends! The last of this month's featured Meisel maps shows the still small Cape Cod village of Cataumet in 1874.  It shows the harbor, Great Island, Lawrence Island, Current River, Squeteague Bay, and Moganset Lake.


19th century chart case? You decide!
Maps of Antiquity owner, Rob Zaremba, simply couldn't pass up this singular receptical, which he assumed was an antique chart case. When he got it back to the map shop, however, he found that, at 29 inches long and 8 inches in diameter, it's just a bit too diminutive for most of our antique nautical charts! With narrow fluted sides, turned pine ends, block board legs, and snipe hinges, it certainly is an example of fine antique woodworking. There's just one question-- what exactly is it? If you have a guess, drop us a line and let us know!

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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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1409 Main Street (Route 28)
Chatham, Massachusetts 02633