July 14, 2022
Hello, Map Friends!
Joyful July Greetings!

This is the time of year that many people go on holiday, selecting from the endless sunny summer spots our beautiful earth offers. This email plays with the idea of summer travel, hopefully transporting you away from your computer for just a short while as we ride the railroads of the 19th century and visit tourism destinations that continue to be popular over 100 years later.

Off we go!
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.

Campbell's New Revised Complete Guide and Descriptive Book of the Yellowstone Park, with Map of the Yellowstone National Park
As we all know, Yellowstone has been in the news lately for unfortunate reasons, and we are saddened by the damage caused by the recent natural disasters. This travel booklet was published in 1913, over 100 years ago, and it includes this handsome map of the park (detached) along with a marvelous book of information and photographs of the park. Yellowstone was the first National Park in the U.S. (established in 1872) and is also widely held to be the first National Park in the world. This travel booklet is like stepping back in history, taking a stage coach into the park, and staying at one of the famous hotels. A fascinating peek into early National Park tourism!
France at the end of Napoleon
This rare and impressive map depicts the French Empire during the time of Napoleon. Published by Pierre Alexandre Tardieu in 1812, it primarily shows political divisions and post roads. It has excellent detail of Western Europe during the end of Napoleon's reign. Later versions exist, with changes and updates to the plates or printed with new plates. This notable map is mounted on cloth and measures approx. 47.5 x 55.5 inches.
Eldridge's Chart C Vineyard Sound Lt. Ship to Chatham
We are pleased to offer this fantastic chart once again! It features Nantucket Sound with the south coast of Cape Cod and the Islands: Martha's Vineyard and Nantucket. Eldridge charts are celebrated for their bold graphic style, showing only what a navigator needed to know, without any distractions. These charts have a bit of hand-coloring at the locations of the lighthouses and lightships, and we know that, at least in some cases, the colors were added by Eldridge's daughters, whom he paid for the work.
Railroad Tourism Maps
These wonderful maps recall the golden age of railroad travel. They were published in tourism booklets, designed to inform and inspire potential visitors. Many of the locations that became popular destinations in the late 19th Century remain tourism locations today. We have quite a few new additions in this category and we invite you to click the link below to enjoy them all!
Other additions: Civil War Battle Maps
We have recently listed 138 maps from the Civil War Atlas to Accompany Steele's American Campaigns, published in 1948. These maps encompass the movements of the armies to a fascinating degree, sometimes showing the changes over the course of a day. They are also less expensive than the older Civil War maps that we have, and a nice size, which would make framing them quite reasonable.
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Monday - Saturday 10am - 5pm and 12-5pm on Sundays.
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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?  The summer is booking up quickly! Make sure you make your reservations early for summer travel on Cape Cod!
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!