July 28, 2022
Hello, Map Friends!
Sun-parched Salutations!

We have had a seemingly endless string of perfect beach days here on the Cape, which the tourists are loving. Our plants, on the other hand, would very much like some rain. As one customer commented, "Plants are dying this year that have never died before!" The forecast says thunderstorms tomorrow, but there have been several such predictions recently with barely a drop of precipitation.
On a recent walk, Perri came upon a pond with the most lovely pink flowers. She obviously snapped some photos in order to tell Bob about them. He informed her that she had found a state-protected plant, Sabatia kennedyana or Plymouth gentian, and was most impressed by their proliferation. Aren't we lucky to have a Botanist in residence! Thank you Bob!
Below we shall highlight some exciting new maps, but you can always visit our Newly Listed Maps section to see everything 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.

1892 Chart with Shanghai
This rare and desirable chart includes Shanghai as it was in the late 19th Century, long before it became the booming metropolis that it is today. It also has Ningbo and the islands in that area. The recognition profile shows the Saddle Islands. Shanghai is a serious collectors' topic, and it is very exciting to offer such an excellent chart with Shanghai on it.
Pictorial Maps
Always popular, we try to add more pictorial maps to our website regularly. This month we have a 1951 Liozu map of Asia, the 1937 Bostonian's Idea of the US by Wallingford, and a 1947 map of Cape Cod. Pictorial maps are sometimes humorous, sometimes educational, sometimes useful, but always great fun!
Maps from
New London County , CT
We are pleased to offer maps of the towns and villages of New London County, Connecticut published in 1868 by Beers, Ellis, & Soule . These maps include property owners names for tax purposes. The collection also has three larger fold-out maps of the cities of Norwich, Mystic, and New London. If you have been waiting for an antique map of one of these towns, now is your chance!
The 1821 Melish Map of the US
This colorful and well-known map from the 1821 Lavoisne atlas captures the US during a unique moment in its early history, with the North West Territory, Missouri as well as the massive Missouri Territory, and the US claim boundary of Maine. Texas has an interesting shape and is still part of Mexico. This map is a must for any collector of US maps.
Other additions: Long Island Charts
& More!
Our shop is currently operating on summer hours!
Monday - Saturday 10am - 5pm and 12-5pm on Sundays.
You can shop online any day, any time: mapsofantiquity.com 
Or give us a call at: 508-945-1660

If you or your loved-ones need accommodations, send them over to our converted 18th century farmhouse, Chatham Guest Rooms. We have been very well reviewed on TripAdvisor!

Do you need a getaway?  Autumn is a wonderful time to visit Cape Cod! Make your bookings early to ensure you get your preferred dates and accommodations!
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. We rent rooms year 'round!