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The perfect and unexpected gift!

My husband has an uncanny knack for guessing what his Christmas gifts are, so this year I was determined to find something he would never think of but still love. I stumbled across Maps of Antiquity online and found the perfect gift when I wasn’t even sure what I was looking for. I don’t know anything about maps so I was very excited when I found one of sailing routes and lighthouse locations around New Brunswick in 1906. Since my husband is from that area, loves sailing and lighthouses, this was a no brainer! There was no picture, but I sent an email to ask for one and that night the website was updated with one and an email was sent to me to let me know. I looked on other websites to compare product and prices and no one else had anything close to what I found here, and no one else had reasonable prices either. I got the map less than a week after I ordered it and it was very securely packaged and labeled fragile, so there was no chance of it being damaged during shipping. The sales people here were courteous and prompt and I would definitely do business with them again. The map is even more perfect than the pictures portrayed, and I’m so excited that I’m not sure I can wait for Christmas!

May 2013 Newsletter

Lookout! A Map Loving Shark!

Lookout! A Map Loving Shark!

Spring is here in Chatham and that means Sharks!  In the park!  Check out our aquatic addition to the park featuring maps and postcards of Chatham!

But Spring also means a Spring newsletter!  If you missed it, you can see it here:

May 2013 Newsletter

This newsletter will update you on all of the changes going on here at Maps of Antiquity (more maps on the website, many antique prints, and more).

We hope you will enjoy the newsletter and then stop by and say hello!

Clan Maps

Whether you are interested in Irish or Scottish family roots or simply enjoy colorful and historic maps, these two maps are rich in detail, showing locations of families.  Available as originals or high quality reproductions.  Ireland Original:  EUR954,  Reproduction: REP271BPEUR, Scotland Original: EUR953, Reproduction: REP270BPEUR

Large antique nautical chart of Long Island Sound, by the U.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey, 1855. With inset of Manhattan and New York Harbor. See NAU152.

Upcoming Events

April 6th, Saturday  – Lower Cape Home & Garden Expo, our first home show where we feature custom made products for decorating homes including maps printed on tile and custom reproductions.   10am – 4pm at Cape Cod Regional Technical High School, 351 Pleasant Lake Avenue Harwich, MA  02645, Free Admission.  

April 9th, Tuesday – Co-owner, Bob Zaremba, will be presenting a talk on The Role of Cape Cod in American Nautical Chart Development," at the 4th Annual Cape Cod Antique Dealers Association Spring Seminar, open to the public.  8:30 – 3pm, Cultural Center, 289 Old Main Street, South Yarmouth, $25.00 includes lunch. This seminar includes a variety of speakers from the local antiques community.

Humboldt's Distribution of Plants in Equinoctial America, According to Elevation Above the Level of Sea, compares plants and mountains using Humboldt's Life Zones, black & white, 1830. See COM001A.

Coast Chart Reproduction

High quality custom-made print, produced and framed by Maps of Antiquity.  One of our happy customers provided us with this image of our work.  We are always grateful to see the end result.  Our custom made reproductions usually involve a team of talented staff and associates, and are locally produced.  Enlarged size of REP067BP.

An Elegant Piece for Your Home

We were looking for an old map of Cape Cod and the Islands to hang above our fireplace and we found just what we were looking for at Maps of Antiquity. Everyone there was so helpful. They customized our map’s matting and framing and even offered to help us hang it. The finished product looks absolutely beautiful and we couldn’t be happier. If you would like to make a statement in your home with an elegant wall piece, look no further than Maps of Antiquity.

Antique Blue Back Nautical Chart by Imray, 1878, includes 11 inset maps of Cay West ( Key West ), Tortugas Cays, Havana, Cadenas, Nuevitas, Nassau, New Providence, Crooked Island and more, colored light house and channel markers. See CAR008.

Best Gift of Christmas

I had a wonderful experience looking through the various maps online. When I requested to see a few maps that did not have images, pictures were sent to me almost immediately. I selected one as a gift and once it arrived it certainly exceeded all expectations and was a huge hit on Christmas morning. Thank you!

For the map lovers

Love maps and maps of Antiquity is a favorite destination – they can customize sizes and on some maps customize color as well, they also offer framing and are quite adept of helping you select the perfect compliment to your map. They are knowledgeable, friendly and timely. A fun stop in a charming cape house!

Great Experience

I found Maps of Antiquity online after searching for an old, nice map for my boyfriend for Christmas. They were so pleasant and helpful in helping me find exactly what I wanted and my map arrived exactly in the shape noted and on time. I highly recommend going through this lovely small business for all of your map needs!

Navigating Our Website

 Finding an item on any website can be challenging, especially when you have over 6,000 listed products to discover!  Our site provides you with a variety of ways to explore what we have.  Here are a couple of hints that we hope you will find to be helpful:

1)  All of our items are antique or original maps and prints, unless clearly stated in the description.  Inventory numbers for reproductions begin with REP (reproduction) or GFT (gift) to ensure that both our customers and staff know if a reproduction is requested.  A majority of our maps and prints are originals.

2)  The search box at the top allows you to put in a word to find an item.  It will search the entire description and title of each listed item.

3)  The blocks on the left represent key or most popular categories.  You can just click on the box or select subcategories from the “fly out” menus.

4)  The sitemap button in the upper right corner of our homepage provides an index to many of our products.

5) If you need help, you may reach us through the “contact us” section or by calling us.  Our telephone number is located at the bottom of each screen. While we are open, 10am – 5pm, east coast time, we are often able to assist after business hours – but please not in the middle of the night.

6) If there are topics you wish to see or items which you find difficult to locate, please let us know.  We welcome feedback.

Our website changes several times per week.  Please visit us often and enjoy traveling through time, history and space with us.

Maps and Prints Make Great Gifts!

Our holiday gifts page is ready for you.  Each year, we assemble a variety of our key products for your consideration.  Prices from our collection currently vary from $20.00 to $18,000, to please casual gift buyers, creative decorators and experienced map collectors.  While we offer a large selection of maps and prints of New England, we also have material from all over the world and the celestial universe.  If you don’t see what you want, please send us a request.  In the meantime, we hope that our gift page will inspire you to consider offering a unique, popular, or personal gift from our collection.


Great representation of Long Island, George's Bank, and Cape Cod and the Islands, with insets of Halifax Harbor, Buzzards' Bay, and Boston Harbor. By Edmund Blunt, 1828, with additions to 1847. See NAU101.

Hand colored antique map of Brooklyn, showing details of streets and avenues, as well as Prospect Park, Greenwood Cemetery, and Washington Park. See NYO326.

Hand colored antique map of Brooklyn, showing details of streets and avenues, as well as of Prospect Park, Greenwood Cemetery, and Washington Park. See NYO326.