October 2019
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Planning your summer adventure?  
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.  Book early because the summer will fill up quickly!


An Autumnal Scene in Yarmouth

We are very happy to be bringing you another collection of new acquisitions, after the summer months of busy-ness in the shop.  The year seems to be flying by and suddenly we are on November's doorstep.  October has turned moody, as it always does, and the trees seem to have lost their leaves overnight, leaving their spindly branches standing in contrast against the cloudy sky.

Now that we are entering the slower season, we have some interesting new maps that we are excited to share with you.  Our staff has slowly reduced to only Bob and Perri, so the pace of new items being added has naturally reduced. If you know someone in the Chatham area who would love to work here, we might be hiring if the fit is right!

As always, you can see our recent acquisitions by visiting our Newly Listed category, which is updated as often as we can manage in this busy time of year.  If you are looking for something specific, we recommend using the 'Search' function at the top of our website or the menu on the left side of the web page. 

New Items for October 2019:
(in no particular order)
By T. Conder

We are pleased to offer a rare antique map of the world in hemispheres by T. Conder, 1778, "Engraved for Moore's New and Compleat Collection of Voyages and Travels." This map is rarely seen on the market. Click the image or the link below to read about the many interesting features of this map! View on a computer (not mobile) for best image quality and enlargement.

If you have been eyeing a Vandermaelen map, now is the time to buy! We are offering 40% off our maps by Vandermaelen. These detailed maps of parts of North America were published in 1827.  Discount is reflected in the prices shown. No further discounts. Limited time offer!  

Bay Circuit

This map was created by Charles Eliot II, nephew of the Trustees of Reservations founder. The history as described on baycircuit.org: "The idea for the Bay Circuit Trail & Greenway first arose in 1929. It would be an "outer Emerald Necklace," proponents said-a greenbelt that would mirror the famous string of Frederick Law Olmsted-designed parks threading through urban Boston-and would provide open space for the metropolitan area's quickly expanding population." The Bay Circuit shown on this map is not exactly the same as the Bay Circuit that exists today, which makes this map all the more delightful!

Published by Laurie and Whittle in 1794

Here we have an interesting map of part of Europe "Showing at one view the True Bearing and Horizontal Distance of any Place within 700 miles of London: Drawn by the Best Authorities." It features concentric ovals radiating out from London showing distances in measurements of 20 miles, intersected with lines of the compass directions. 

Alaska was granted statehood on January 3, 1959, which naturally resulted in increased interest in the new state. This detailed map shows notable buildings, structures, or activities for many major towns and cities, with detailed information about the history of Alaska. With ships, animals, totem poles, and even a sea monster, this map will deliver new delights each time you inspect it! 

This double-sided folding road map covers all of Long Island as well as Manhattan. Roads are distinguished by type: Good roads, Fair roads, Ordinary roads, Bicycle Sidepath along Road, Bicycle Sidepath on open Road.

#7: New Civil War Battle Maps

A few new faces have joined our collection of 1867 Civil War battle maps by Bien and the US War Dept. They include Chancellorsville, and Jetersville and Sailors Creek.  We have also acquired several that we had previously sold, including Harper's Ferry, Richmond, and Fredericksburg.

#8: Many New Pictorial Maps!
Just a Small Sample of the Many New Maps!

As always, we have added a plethora of pictorial maps to our website! They include Arizona, Ohio, Northampton MA, Cape Cod, Virginia, Minnesota, and more!

#9: Endicott Shell and Squid Prints

Are you an amateur conchologist? Do you delight in decorating with sea shells? Or perhaps you have a soft spot in your heart for cephalopods? Then these antique prints will surely spark joy!

#10: An Annual Favorite for the Spooky Season:

We cannot resist ending this October email with something spooky! These are printed on antique paper and will surely bring some sophistication to your next Halloween gathering!


Find us on Social Media for more updates
Do you tweet, follow, like, and pin? Well, Maps of Antiquity has an active Facebook page where we post map-related articles, unusual maps and prints that we add to our website, company news, and answers to frequently-asked questions.

On Pinterest, we display some of our maps and prints and add opinions and comments about specific pieces. We also provide boards with decorating ideas.

On Twitter, Maps of Antiquity offers links to articles and brief news. We also periodically update Google Plus and LinkedIn with company news and product information.

Follow us on Instagram for fun posts like #MapMonsterMonday and snapshots of the shop!

So if you are spending time on social media, be sure to look us up. Also, if you have a preferred social media where you think we should be active....let us know!

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1409 Main Street, Chatham, Cape Cod, MA 02633