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“Great selection and customer service”

Although I did not visit their physical store, I did browse and ultimately purchase from Maps of Antiquity’s website. The staff is very responsive and eager to help you. Their website is easily searchable and full of a wide variety of maps from all over the world. Shipping is also very quick – I got two maps delivered within 5 business days of payment during the holiday season! Looking forward to seeing what they get in stock this year!

December, 2018 – Reviewed by taymcav

“The best shop on the Cape!”

I could have easily spent a whole day (or more) looking through the amazing collection of maps and other historic items at Maps of Antiquity. The staff was incredibly friendly and eager to help us find what we were looking for. I could tell that they were passionate about their work and about providing excellent customer service! I ended up purchasing three antique postcards of my hometown that I look forward to displaying in all of my future homes. This store is a fantastic place to buy unique and meaningful gifts for any occasion. I can’t wait to stop in again during my next trip to the Cape!


August 22, 2018 – Reviewed by cargo588

For all of our latest acquisitions, check our Newly Listed category!

With so much happening at our shop and online, sometimes we don’t find time to update this blog!  The best way to find all of our latest acquisitions is in our Newly Listed category:

Newly Listed

We also have a category for particularly interesting new items:

Recent Special Acquisitions

And if you want to browse the maps that are on sale or being offered at a reduced price, click here:

Great Maps, Super Deals


More Great Gift Ideas



Click here to see our Holiday Gift Ideas page!

A Sample of our Large Nautical Chart Collection

A Sample of our Large Nautical Chart Collection

Click here to see all of our Nautical Charts!

We offer a variety of custom map items, including tables, tiles, fabrics, wallpapers, and more!

We offer a variety of custom map items, including tables, tiles, fabrics, wallpapers, and more!

Click here to learn more about our custom tables!

Click here to learn more about custom tile creations!

Some of our Digitally Engraved Specialty Reproductions

Some of our Digitally Engraved Specialty Reproductions

Click here to see all of our Digitally Engraved Specialty Reproductions!

Our High Quality Giclee Reproductions

Our High Quality Giclee Reproductions

Click here to see our Giclee Cape Cod Map Reproductions!

Click here to see our Giclee Non-Cape Cod Map Reproductions!

Click here to see our Giclee Non-Map Reproductions!

“A must stop”

This is a must stop every year that I visit the Cape. If you enjoy history and maps obviously you’ll be interested but it’s just as useful as a place to find fantastic gifts for weddings, anniversaries or any special occasion. Gifting someone an antique or replica map of a special place in their life is unique and truly meaningful. They serve as great decorations and conversation pieces in your home. The staff is friendly and helpful. I highly recommend Maps of Antiquity.

October 21, 2017  Reviewed by Matt R.

“Something for everyone”

A hidden treasure for history buffs, collectors and obviously fans of antique maps. Outstanding collection of originals with diverse selection of geographic areas and time frames. Their offerings really have something for everyone. The staff were knowledgeable and friendly without being the least bit imposing or pushy. Would recommend to anyone visiting the Cape.

October 21, 2017  Reviewed by Andrew F.

“What a unique shopping experience”

When you visit, you will find yourself in a very unique establishment. It’s fun to wander through and explore on your own or with assistance. The small-looking structure belies the really incredible selection of maps, many of them unique and one of a kind, within. You never feel under pressure to buy and you have unbiased advice from the staff. Prices are reasonable and you cannot leave without feeling better informed. The staff are all smart, respectful and helpful, making your visit all the more enjoyable. What an experience!
August 23, 2017  Reviewed by Stuart G.

“Wonderful Experience!”

Our trip to Maps of Antiquity was something like I’ve never seen! Awesome staff, awesome maps, tons of history! This place more than lived up to my expectations. They have maps from all over the U.S including every state and around the world! You must stop here while you are visiting Chatham!

Jul 10, 2016 Reviewed by Matt J

“So pleased!”

Maps of Antiquity had the specific map I desired to present as a gift. The staff was so helpful and friendly. My map arrived in excellent condition. I highly recommend checking them out in person or via the Internet!

Jul 20, 2016 Reviewed by Rita D

“Customer Service”

Both Perri and Marisa were wonderful to work with. They were friendly, helpful and promptly responded to all of my emails. I would highly recommend using them for you antique map needs!

Jul 24, 2016 Reviewed by KRoy75

“Great place!”

We stopped by on our vacation to look around as my husband and I both love looking at maps. It’s not just maps, there are old science exhibits, pictures of birds and so much more. We purchased a couple of antique weather exhibits that were really cool. Since we were flying, they even wrapped it for us in a sturdy tube to carry back home. If you like old stuff, and not just maps, this is your place.

Jul 27, 2016 Reviewed by jules_travel55857

“Find your way here!”

I make an annual pilgrimage to Maps of Antiquity each summer. The selection of maps from around the world is amazing. The owners are passionate about their business and always helpful.

Aug 17, 2016 Reviewed by Tom M

“Excellent collection of antique maps and charts”

I bought a map from Maps of Antiquity as a gift for my husband. I called the store and provided a description of what I was looking for. Perri was extremely helpful and emailed me suggestions for what fit my description. Maps of Antiquity has a very wide and comprehensive selection of impressive maps and I was able to find exactly what I was looking for. I received the map very promptly in the mail and it is gorgeous and in great condition, especially given its age. My husband was very happy. I highly recommend shopping at Maps of Antiquity as I had a very positive experience.

Sep 11, 2016 Reviewed by dressagealexis18

“Niche luxury”

Extremely friendly staff are there to help you sift through a fascinating array of well preserved maps and prints. I’ve never experienced a store like this, as it blends the feel of a historical library with a commercial store. It is hard not to be impressed when looking at 500 year old hand colored maps or beautiful 100 year old sea weed lithographs. It may sound strange, but it is impressive to those who appreciate such things and you won’t find another place like it.

Aug 19, 2016 Reviewed by Cal C

“Map purchase”

I bought an antique map online from Maps of Antiquity. It arrived in perfect shape thanks to outstanding packaging. The owners were very pleasant and informative in their correspondence, and the map itself was exactly what i was looking for. I’d recommend the experience to anyone looking for an old map.

Dec 30, 2015 Reviewed by John O

“Online store”

I was looking for an antique map of an area in Massachusetts. I am in Wyoming and was only able to search online. Maps of Antiquity has an excellent website which made it easy to browse. I called them for some additional help and they were knowledgeable and friendly. The map was shipped promptly and made it safely, in good condition to Wyoming. I would shop there again.

Jan 28, 2016 Reviewed by EBB83001

“Awesome business – entire experience was top-notch!”

I don’t even know how I found this website but it’s a real treasure, and gave me a fantastic idea for my husband’s birthday. The collection of maps they have is just incredible. The site is a little outdated but it adds to the charm, given what they’re selling…clearly these folks are map aficionados who know and love what they’re doing! I’m not a “cartophile” but I can imagine that those who are just drool over this site. I easily found what I was looking for (an old map of the Polynesian islands) and was able to get a great sense of what I was buying via the description and enlarged picture. I knew it would be perfect. Ordering was easy, a gal at the shop emailed back and forth with me a few times regarding shipping status, she was super responsive and pleasant. The map was shipped promptly, arrived via priority mail within a few days, packaging was perfect, everything done with great care and attention to detail. My husband loves the map (so do I, it is super cool!). 5-star experience and I’m sure I’ll shop here again.

Sep 21, 2016 Reviewed by msplaykate

“Great Maps”

Really interesting little map place. They have lots of maps of the US but also plenty from the rest of the world. We picked up two antique maps of Scotland. Really worth a visit. Staff were very friendly and helpful.

Sep 22, 2016 Reviewed by Suzanne L

Have an old map but don’t know the value?

Let me suggest Maps of Antiquity as a solution.

They offer several affordable options for appraising old maps; and the staff is very knowledgeable and helpful in assisting you. Robert Zaremba’s expertise is evident in his detailed evaluation. Without any reservation, I would highly recommend this organization.                              [Posted by C. K Roberts, March 2017, New York]

What an Honor!

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!  We truly appreciate your continued business, your kind reviews, and your enthusiasm for antique maps!  You can find us mentioned in the current Boston Home® magazine, on newstands now!

Maps of ANtiquity won Best Antiques in Best of Boston Home 2017!

Maps of Antiquity won Best Antiques in Best of Boston Home 2017!

“A must see!”

Maps are my spouses thing. I usually grin and bear it. Not here, this place was amazing. Maps galore and knowledge here to go with it. We spent over an hour just browsing around. It was tough to leave!

Oct 11, 2016 Reviewed by Trvl4Funb455

We can’t help but brag about our incredible customers, especially when they do something creative and lovely.  That’s why we just HAVE to show off this stunning headboard, made by a customer using a piece of fabric that we custom printed with George W. Eldridge’s Chart C.  We worked with him to create the perfect fabric for his project, then he reinforced the back with extra fabric and put in the grommets before attaching it to the bed frame with rope.  How awesome is that?!?

Headboard Map Decor Bed

Customer’s one-of-a-kind headboard

We can print on a wide variety of surfaces, including fabric, tile, wood, and more.  In the past we have produced custom wallpaper, ceiling decor, a TV cover, tiles, tables, and now the fabric for a custom headboard!  Many thanks to the wonderful customer who shared this photo with us!

Decorating Your Home or Business with Antique Maps

Maps, whether antiques or reproductions, can truly elevate a room’s style!  To prove it, we have some photos showing how we have decorated with maps in one of our guest rooms.  Take a look at the photos below.  We hope it will inspire some decorating creativity!

Cape Cod Map Decorating Decor

This Cape Cod Ghost Map enlivens the space above a side table.

Antique Map Decorating Decor

There is a TV hiding in the wooden stand below, while a vignette featuring books, a lovely lamp, and an antique map drawn interest above.

Antique Map Decorating Decor

This antique map sits next to a door that is almost always closed and brings interest to an area that you might not think about otherwise.

Chatham Map Decorating Decor

Even little wall spaces are perfect places for maps. Antique maps come in small sizes, perfect for those hard-to-decorate places.

Antique Print Decorating Decor

This little antique print looks great against the teal wall paint, and the frame matches the bureau well! We think it looks classy without looking fussy.

I don’t know if I’ve ever been in a map store as extensive and authentic

As a visitor from San Antonio, good friends who live in Mashpee took us to the map store. Maps are my favorite things, and I really didn’t expect the experience I had coming to a small house with little distinction, set back from the street in a small town. In travels across the world, I don’t know if I’ve ever been in a map store as extensive and authentic. I could have stayed all day, going through the entire collection.

Being from Texas, I inquired about maps from my area and was genuinely surprised to find an wide-ranging collection. The first map that caught my eye was an original (taken, obviously, with a binding, from an atlas), an Augustus Mitchell 1860 County map of Texas with hand colorings. I really wanted it and was serious, but the price was more than I anticipated and I had to give it some thought. In the process, the store manager showed me a recent print of the same map – a perfect reproduction indistinguishable from the original, priced less than a fifth of the original. Very tempting.

Again, after much consideration, I decided on the original. I wanted the real thing. The manager did not have to show me the print (and I would not likely have discovered it on my own). The integrity of the transaction, along with the engaging knowledge and welcoming of the manager made a memorable and immensely pleasurable experience. I will visit the store again on subsequent trips to the Cape.

San Antonio, Texas

It’s Autumn (Again!)

It’s that time of year– time to relax in your coziest clothes, with a nice warm beverage, and hunker down…. so you can enjoy our Autumn newsletter for 2015!

In this newsletter you will learn some map terminology, read about the Mapping Manhattan book in our book review, and also plan your holiday shopping using our helpful shipping timeline!

Manhattan Map Antique Reproduction

One of the newest additions to our shop and website: REP340 Manhattan Then and Now Reproduction

If you haven’t subscribed to our newsletter, you can do so from the “Welcome” page or any of the shopping pages of our website. While you are anxiously awaiting the next newsletter, please peruse our highly entertaining and informative Autumn 2015 Newsletter.

“It was a treasure trove of art and history.”

This traditional “Cape Cod” house on Main St in Chatham,Ma is situated in a beautiful garden setting. The main floor houses a huge,and fascinating collection of antique maps and reproductions. The owner, Bob and his staff are very professional and knowledgable and the maps can be matted and framed on the premises and shipped wherever needed. I found two beautiful antique maps of Ireland, but came home with a whole wish list of maps i NEED in the future. Upstairs there are guest rooms which we were privileged to stay in. Comfortable,clean and in a perfect location to Chatham and all fun places in Cape Cod. I especially loved the window seat over looking Bob’s beautiful gardens. We arranged our stay through sales and service manager Marisa who is as gracious as she is lovely. Many thanks to all,it was a wonderful experience.

Lake Saint Louis, Missouri
Reviewed September 16, 2015

“Wonderful Shop and Shopkeeper”

I wanted an antique-style map of Cape Cod, and had been looking at antique stores and shops throughout our recent visit. Maps of Antiquity was recommended to me, so we went to see what they had. I was charmed by the cottage-styled shop. The owner was so pleasant and helpful. I found exactly what I wanted, and he arranged to have my purchase shipped to my home. It arrived exactly as he promised: no delays and securely wrapped for shipping. I am so pleased with my experience, and I would highly recommend this interesting and fun shop to visitors of the lovely towm of Chatham!

C. Bergthold, Richland Hills, Texas

Visited June 2015

“A must-see stop for visitors to Chatham”

My family spent about half an hour in this shop, browsing the amazing maps. The owner chatted with us quite a bit, telling us a bit about Chatham (it was our first visit there), offering some recommendations for things to do there, and highlighting some items in his collections (including his oldest maps). This is a fun place for anyone to visit, and I highly recommend a stop here. It definitely stands out from the clothing/art boutiques that dominate Chatham’s downtown.

Marsha B., Exton, Pennsylvania
Visited June 2015