Thanksgiving Dreams

We hope this doesn't happen to anyone!
It is the time of year when feasting is on many Americans' minds, and we are no exception!  But for now, let us all enjoy a feast for the eyes with some funny, interesting, and historical prints and maps that celebrate this season and one of the country's favorite holidays: Thanksgiving!  The print above was published in Harper's Weekly after Thanksgiving and takes a humorous spin on the festivities.  Click the photo to see more.

A Proclamation
This more serious print is an official proclamation from the Governor of Massachusetts in 1876, calling for a day of Thanksgiving and Praise on the thirtieth of November.

The Mayflower's Landing
No Thanksgiving would be complete if we didn't mention Pilgrims!  This favorite map shows the approach of the Mayflower before it first landed in Plymouth.  It is based on the ship's logs and includes precise times and directions- a real treat for history buffs!

We hope you will enjoy a wonderful Thanksgiving!  

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Celebrating Autumn Colors, and the plants that make the season so lovely

Indigenous Vegetation
Autumn is a time of brilliant colors here in New England.  It is spectacular to drive or hike through tunnels of reds, oranges, yellows, browns, and greens.  So we would like to salute the trees and plants that make our world so beautiful in the fall.  The map above shows the distribution of plants throughout the world in a way that is both interesting and lovely. 

Who can resist a fresh apple at this time of year?  We have a few of these brilliant apple prints and the color is just stunning.  The apples look fresh and ready to eat! That's one way to remember to have an apple a day!

Where We Grow Our Trees
This new pictorial map celebrates the wonderful trees in the US!  We love the bright colors and the well rendered illustrations.

Honoring Movember

'Staches of Antiquity
You have probably heard of Movember, or perhaps you have only noticed that mustaches are more common this month, but this is the time of year that men raise awareness of men's health issues by sporting a 'stache.  But the folks who started the movement weren't the first to grow interesting facial hair!  Check out some of our more hairy prints below!
Cranberry Picking

Portraits of Honorable Canadians

From the Movember website: "We’re the charity tackling prostate cancer, testicular cancer, mental health and suicide prevention." You can read more about how the Movember Foundation supports men's health on their website:

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Game Day

Foot-ball Match between Yale and Princeton
If you or someone you know is the sporting type, then we probably have a print you'd love!  Our antique sports prints cover a wide range of subjects, from hunting and horse racing to golf and yachting. We also have some great fishing-related maps!  It's the perfect time to get out there and enjoy the weather before it gets cold!

New Reproductions for Autumn

Bostonians' Idea of the United States
We have many fabulous new reproduction offerings that we are excited to showcase!  If your interest is nautical, you will appreciate these George W. Eldridge harbor charts.  We have a few maps of parts of Southampton and East Hampton, NY as well as a great chart of the Chesapeake and Counties Mayo and Cavan in Ireland.  And for everyone who has been asking for maps of the Virgin Islands, we have a new reproductionof that area!  You can see all of our great reproductions by clicking on the appropriate buttons on the left side bar on your computer.  Reproduction buttons are towards the bottom of the list and colored blue!

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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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