A GIFT-GIVING GUIDE TO ENSURE YOU WILL HAVE A MAPPY HOLIDAY SEASON!

Wherever in the world 
your map gifts are going, we'll get them there, weather willing, with the help of the U.S. Postal Service &-- of course-- Mr. Kringle. In an effort to get your maps and prints to their destinations before December 25th, please consider the following HOLIDAY ORDERING DEADLINES!

UNFRAMED MAPS should be ordered PRIOR TO Saturday, DECEMBER 18th for arrival by December 25th (December 14th deadline for Hawaii). We will continue to ship maps ordered after that date, and express shipping may be requested for timely delivery. 

CUSTOM FRAMING should be ordered by December 1st for domestic shipping, December 8th for in-store pick-up. A fine selection of pre-framed maps and prints hanging in our shop will be available for last minute shoppers.  We are open daily until December 24th from 10am until 5pm, except for Sundays when we open at noon. 

PLEASE NOTE: Because we cannot control any aspect of delivery after a package leaves our shop, we cannot guarantee delivery for Priority mail within a given time frame. If you need a guarantee, please ask about our EXPRESS option.  EXPRESS packages, guaranteed by the U.S. Postal Service, have not always arrived on time due to weather and traffic delays, but they do arrive faster than our usual PRIORITY shipments. Normally, if EXPRESS packages do not arrive within their specified time frames, your shipping charge is refunded. Please be aware, however, that this year the postal service has adjusted refund eligibility for shipments mailed December 22-25.

We now return you to your regularly scheduled map programing.


FROM WARD MAPS TO WORLD MAPS---& EVERYTHING IN BETWEEN.  WE HAVE MAPS FOR ALL OF YOUR GIFT GIVING NEEDS THIS HOLIDAY SEASON!



Whether micro or macro, we have the perfect gift for everyone on this year's 'Nice' list. Our antique maps range from detailed street views that include the names of individual property owners to maps of the whole wide world. Ward maps give the greatest details of part of a city; town and city maps often have streets and public areas labeled; county maps show every town in that county with detail of topography, state maps are often colored by county and their shapes are usually quite recognizable, regional maps often show the changes to the political boundaries over time, national maps can represent your heritage or your travels, continent maps are apt for travelers, and world maps give a view of everywhere you could ever want to go!  Remember, you can click on any of the blue text in this section for a link directly to the related content!

City of Cambridge, MA, Part of Ward 8, Harvard University - 1903 
Ward maps show city neighborhood's in the most exacting possible detail. We have ward maps for Boston and several parts of the surrounding metropolitan area, as well as other ward maps, some of which are not yet online (including an atlas of Philadelphia). If you don't see your city on our website, feel free to contact us to inquire about availability.  The map you see above is part of the city of Cambridge and shows Harvard University.

Plan of the City of Washington, The Capitol of the United States of America
Town and city maps are quite popular, and we have city maps for locations all over the world.  Our collection of Massachusetts town maps and New England town maps is like no other, but we also have many major US and international cities.  


Topographical Map of Atlantic County, New Jersey - 1872
County maps like this one of Atlantic County, New Jersey, show a wider area. They make particularly good gifts for people who have lived in several towns within one county, or for couples whose hometowns are in the same county, or anyone with ties to a particular area!  Our county maps are mostly for the Northeastern US and they are arranged by state. If you are looking for a certain county, use our search bar at the top of the website. Your search will work best if you type in something like "Westchester County New York" (state abbreviations don't work well in our search function).


County Map of the State of Texas - 1884
From Maine to Texas, from Florida to California, and even Alaska and Hawaii, we have maps of just about every state.  Some states are often on the same map with other states (the Dakotas and Carolinas come to mind) so it's a bit harder to find a map of certain states on their own.  Take a look at our US States category and browse through the areas that interest you!


Map of Kansas, Nebraska and Colorado. Showing also the Southern portion of Dakotah. - 1867/1868
Regional maps sometimes don't get the recognition that they deserve. For example, this map of Kansas, Nebraska, and Colorado shows the states during a time when their organization was still being formed and the counties were very different from what they are today.  Many folks appreciate regional maps because they depict multiple states that have personal significance, like maps of New England are wonderful for travelers who love all of the states in that area. We also have regional categories for maps of the Mid-Atlanticmaps of the Southmaps of the Midwest, and maps of the West.

Vereinigte Staaten von Nord America - 1826  Irlande - 1877  The Empire of Japan with Part of the Continent of Asia showing the River Amoor and the New Boundary between the Russian & Chinese Territories. - 1858
Country maps are some of our most popular offerings.  These make wonderful gifts for travelers, historians, and genealogists alike. Our selection obivously depend on what countries existed and what maps were made, but we think we have a pretty good variety, if we do say so ourselves! The above maps show just a tiny portion of what we have, which spans from US maps, to Ireland maps, to maps of Japan and China (and everywhere in between.  Use the left side category bar on our website to go directly to the part of the world that interests you most!

Europe General Asia - L'Asie - 1806

Sometimes travelers don't limit themselves to one country and thus a map of the whole continent might bring the most joy to your gift recipient.  Whether your interest is in Europe, Asia, Oceania, Africa, North America, or South America, we have maps for you!  We also have a few categories that aren't continents but show a wider geographic area.  These include Polar maps, maps of the Middle East, and maps of the Caribbean.

L'Ancien Monde et le Nouveau, en deux hemispheres. - 1780

Finally, in our map tour from ward maps to world maps, we have reached the end. Antique maps of the world are some of our most popular and most loved offerings. They are particularly fun when they feature geographical inaccuracies, like this map from 1780, which has Greenland attached to North America, and Alaska is looking a bit squished.  You can peruse all of our world maps here: Antique world maps, or simply navigate to the category on the left side bar that says "Antique Maps - World." 


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PICTORIALLY PERFECT HOLIDAY MAPS

Our many pictorial maps will delight you and your gift recipient!

For centuries PICTORIAL MAPS have offered their unique cartological perspectives to those with an eye for utilitarian artwork. Many pictorials take a bird's-eye-view perspective, such as these marvelous maps of New York City, BostonThe Charles River, Narraganset Bay, Washington D.C., PhiladelphiaThe White Mountains, Provincetown, Massachusetts, and even  Jamaica! We have many more pictorial maps in stock, most of which were geared toward turn of the 20th century tourists.  Our older bird-eye-views include 16th century maps of Nordlingen, Bavaria in Germany and Solothurn, Switzerland, as well as a gorgous early 18th century map of Vienna, Austria

A Selection of our Wonderful Comparative Maps
Equally decorative COMPARATIVE MAPS most often focus on such superalatives as the world's longest rivers, and highest mountains (or both),  although some feature comparisons of flora, fauna, lakes and islands, and more!  Comparative maps and Pictorial maps make wonderful gifts.  They are unusual and impressive and they capture the imagination and ignite interest in almost everyone who sees them!  Click on any of the blue words to see more!

Our Website is Always Open!
As more and more people are working from home, self isolating, social distancing, and quarantining, we want to make it clear that you can safely shop for antique maps from home because our website is always in business! Find a thoughtful gift or the perfect map to fill that blank wall space. We have over 15,000 items online! We will ship your order right to your door via USPS Priority. If you have any questions, use the Contact Us option on the website. We hope you are all staying safe and staying home whenever possible. 

Our store is currently open 10am-5pm Monday through Saturday and 12-5pm on Sundays. Maximum 4 people in the shop at one time. Masks must be worn. We are somewhat short-staffed at the moment and may need to close occasionally- feel free to call ahead to ensure that we are open.

**Please note that the USPS may be experiencing delays and it may take longer for your package to arrive **

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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. Summer is on the horizon on Cape Cod, so secure your reservations today! We're so pleased to be able to offer map-enthusiasts from out of town a place to hang their hats, and we hope to see you this season. Our rooms are available all year 'round and the each season offers many unique delights!



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