New Year, New Maps!

Happy New Year!


Thank you to all of our wonderful customers for another great year!  It has been a pleasure meeting new people, seeing familiar faces, and sharing our antique maps with you all.  We are looking forward to another fantastic year and we hope to see you sometime in 2019!  
We hope 2019 will bring you joy, good health, and great maps!

Pathfinder Map

The winter season is when the Maps of Antiquity staff works very hard to put as many new items on our website as possible.  You can see new items by checking our Newly Listed category.  We will probably have a large increase of items approximately once a week, with a sprinkling of items appearing at random throughout the week.

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MID-WINTER STARGAZING

The Constellations- January, February, March - 1856

You needn't brave January temperatures in the great outdoors just for a glimpse of the stars! We currently offer a variety of stunning celestial maps by Mallet, SDUK Pluche, Brion de la TourButler, Nitzchke, Fayard, and Burritt. The latter produced the map featured above in 1835. It has a light coloring painted over lively engravings of the winter constellations. These "maps of the heavens" have quickly become customer favorites. Happy stargazing, map fans!     


Warm up with Maps

Ok, they will not actually warm you, but you could turn up your heat and pretend to be in the tropics!

Of course, not everyone loves winter!  For all of the folks who are just surviving the cold and hoping for an early Spring, we have lots of maps and prints to remind you of warmer days!

The Drive - 1897

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New Year's Reflections
A new year is upon us, so let us reflect on the past... through maps!  Here are some maps that were printed in '19 in past centuries:

Connecticut 1819

Map of Connecticut from the Gazetteer of Rhode Island and Connecticut published by W.S. Marsh in 1819.

The Spanish Netherlands Commonly called Flanders - 1719

Map of the Flanders area of Belgium, by Senex, 1719.

Sizes of the Sun and Planets with Medieval City View - 1719

Antique astronomical engraving showing at the top, a massive and brilliant sun with small planets likely to show a comparison of sizes between them all, by Mallet, 1719.

Carte Generale Des Treize Cantons Suisse et des Differents Etats De Leur Independence - 1719

Map of Switzerland from Chatelain's 7 volume Atlas Historique, 1719.

OUR OLDEST MAPS

Note the straightness of rivers and mountain ranges on our 16th century maps by Munster.
We're often asked about our oldest and favorite maps, and our answers always include this treasured collection by Sebastian Munster. The "Strabonis" maps among these were based (with few-- if any-- changes) upon maps originally made by Strabo and Ptolemy around the time of Christ, and they include these wonderfully inaccurate maps of France, Italy, GermanyAfrica, and the Middle East. If you look closely at the latter, you'll see an engraving of a curious mermaid, perhaps an early interpretation of the dougons-- relatives of manatees-- that are found in the Red Sea.

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Winter 2019- We will be closed on Jan 27 and Jan 31 2019. Thank you for your understanding.



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Best of Boston Home 2017 Winner Best Antiques on Cape Cod



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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NOW CELEBRATING 12 YEARS IN CHATHAM



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