"SPRING" YOUR WALLS TO LIFE WITH AN ANTIQUE HAND-COLORED MAP

Walker Map of Boston and the Country Adjacent - 1892
While you're sweeping away Winter and planting Spring seeds, brighten your walls with a cheerful, hand-colored antique map. Before being bound into atlases, these maps were painted either in an assembly line fashion by factory workers who added one color each, or by hospital patients who painted one map at a time. In either case, the result was a unique work of utilitarian art that now carries great historical import. The stories are complementary-- take one home today!

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STROLL THE OLD COLLEGE CAMPUS THIS SPRING

Hand Colored and Black and White images of Harvard University and Radcliffe College - 1904

Sorting through acceptance letters?  Narrow it down with our collection of antique prints showing historically significant schools in New England, the U.S., and abroad.  If your favorite school is not represented, and it's one of the early major establishments in the U.S. or Europe, please contact us to see if we have items that have yet to be listed.


Comparative Map of the Swiss Alps

Spring skiing anyone?  You can view your options in Switzerland with this colorful 1859 map comparing the various heights of the Alps and mountain passes.   Item #: COM020.  Comparative maps are a customer favorite and available as antique or reproduction maps.


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BEFORE & AFTER: REMARKABLE RESTORATIONS
Breathe new life into a neglected antique map or print with our professional restoration services! Tears repaired, holes patched, and stains minimized almost to the point of invisibility; miraculous transformations are our speciality! And looks aren't everything, either. If your piece was framed with non-archival materials, we will remove unsafe matting, deacidify the paper, and create a museum-quality environment to increase the life of your map or print, potentially by centuries. Professionally trained in antique paper restoration, we provide free estimates either in person or via email. Don't write off that old map in your attic until you talk to us first!

Easter in the Middle East

Celebrate Easter with one of our many maps of the "Holy Land". With pieces large and small, from ancient to more "modern" views, we offer cartographic treats to satisfy even the most sophisticated of Easter baskets!


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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.



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.



Summer is not all THAT far away!




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



Maps of Antiquity Shop - Open Year Around.  



Morning Meetings and thoughts of Warmer Days.





Due to popular demand, Amelia is in residence and helping out for the holidays.



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 located on Cape Cod
Generally open 10-5
Phone: 508-945-1660

1409 Main Street (Route 28)
Chatham, Massachusetts 02633



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