July 2021
Hello, Map Friends!
We have big news!

Since March we have been working on a project that we are incredibly excited to reveal to you:

We hope that this new site offers some features that our older site did not, including better search capabilities, easier check-out, and better ease-of-use for first time visitors. Please take a look and if you have any feedback, we would love to hear from you.

We also have a few new items to share this month! As you can imagine, we have been quite busy- summer is the busy season here on Cape Cod, and happily we have welcomed many people to the store in the last two months. But somehow between website work and customers, we still managed to put some new items online for your pleasure and perusal!

We shall highlight some exciting new maps below, but you can always visit our Newly Listed Maps section to see everything new from the past month or so. We have a Great Maps - Super Deals category that offers our discounted items. And don't forget that we also have a category specifically for maps under $100!
If you are looking for something specific, we recommend using the search function or the "Filter By" function on the left side above the listings to search within a category.

1789 - The World from the Best Authorities

Here is a map that you probably haven't seen anywhere else! It is a world map from Gordon's New Geographical Grammer and Complete Gazetteer, 1789. Engraved by John Beugo (I. Beugo, Scult.). John Beugo (1759-1841) was best known for his portraits of noteworthy English politicians, physicians, artists and Robert Burns; however, he was considered the leading Scottish engraver of the day. This interesting map is similar to Thomas Kitchin's 1780 map, which does not have the updated information on Captain Cook's voyages including the Alaska coast. This map is also like Matthew Carey's 1795 map, although Carey's map has more precise details on Cook's routes. Other interesting features of this map include the decorative cartouche with a putti beneath it, the states on the east coast of the US that stretch to the Mississippi River, Louisiana is shown but not yet purchased by the US, Quivira (one of the imagined cities of gold) appears on the west of North America, the Rocky Mountains are not yet known, a large Tibet, Tasmania is still included as part of Australia, and many more interesting details for you to explore and discover.
by Beugo / Gordon, 1789
1847 - Fisher's Island Sound

This handsome survey chart includes Fishers Island and the Connecticut coast with Noank, Stonington, Mason's Island, and Napatree Beach. It features good coastal detail, sailing directions, bathymetric data, and tidal information.
By US Coast Survey, 1847
1945 - London Pictorial Map
This map of London was published just as World War II ended and shows the area near St Paul's Cathedral that was destroyed by enemy action 1940-1941. It features detailed renderings of notable buildings and also insets of "Theatreland" and "Cinemaland."
By Gross, 1945
1796 - The State of Massachusetts, from the best Information

Handsome antique map of the Commonwealth about ten years after the end of the Revolutionary War. Interesting things to note include: the "Table Lands" of the eastern shore of Cape Cod, Provincetown as an island, Chatham Old Harbor, C. Malabar noted on Monomoy, Orleans is labeled as Pockee, Norfolk County does not exist and in its stead is a large Suffolk County, Hampden and Franklin Counties do not exist yet, as well as various interestingly spelled town names, such as Westfleet instead of Wellfleet. A delightful old map of the Bay State that will surely be enjoyable to discover.
Other Interesting New Additions

From the Atlas to accompany Marshall's Life of Washington

From the Atlas to accompany Marshall's Life of Washington
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Do you need a getaway?  
If you visit the Cape, we recommend you stay in one of our rooms at Chatham Guest Rooms! The rates are reasonable and you will be staying in the building that is home to Maps of Antiquity! You can pop in to look at maps quite easily during business hours. Renting rooms year 'round!