June 2021
Hello, Map Friends!
Happy Summer!

Although we have been enjoying some days with remarkably low humidity for Cape Cod, the mugginess has now settled in and we know that summer is well and truly here. We certainly have seen a large increase in visitors to the store in recent weeks and what a pleasure it has been to welcome people here again. Whether they are brand new to the world of antique maps or long-time customers, it is delightful to share our love of antique maps in person again. We hope you will stop in if you will be nearby!

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 at the top of our website or the menu on the left side of the web page. You can also use [Ctrl+F] to search within a webpage. It is advisable to view our website on a computer (not mobile) for best image quality and enlargement.

America by John Speed
The map is dated 1626 and was published in the 1626-27 edition of Speed's Prospect of the Most Famous Parts of the World. Evidence that it is one of the earliest printings exists in the lower left corner where a note says that the maps can be purchased from G. Humble, who died in 1640. Later editions were sold by Thomas Bassett. This rare and historic map is known as the first atlas map to depict California as an island. The northwest of North America is unknown. The Plymouth colony in Massachusetts and Jamestown colony in Virginia are both shown. The center of the two continents features interesting speculative cartography and some fantastical islands are included. With illustrations of cities and people in the Americas, this map would take pride of place in any collection!
Maps by Jaques Liozu
The signature style of Jaques Liozu's maps is easy to recognize and easy to enjoy, with delightfully irreverent illustrations, cartouche featuring local flora and fauna, and border draped in flags of the area. We are pleased to have his maps of Europe and South America available, as well as one of the Franche-Comte region of France.
Maps from the Atlas of the Hudson River Valley  from New York City to Troy Including a Section of about 8 Miles in Width
We are excited to be able to offer more maps from this fascinating atlas, which follows the course of the Hudson River, showing the land approximately 4 miles to the east and west of the river. The maps include towns, topography, property owners, and there are city maps for some of the major cities along the river. We still have more from this atlas that we have not listed, so if you don't see your area online yet, feel free to send us a message!
Other Interesting New Additions
1927, Gordenier / Great Northern Railway

This map shows the route of the Corps of Discovery from St Louis Missouri to Fort Clatslop in Oregon as well as the divergent return routes of Lewis and Clark and the 1927 railway routes of the Great Northern Railway. It features illustrations and explanations of various events of the expedition.
1857, State Land Surveys

This is an antique survey map of Louisiana, representing the several land districts, with contemporary hand coloring. It shows a detailed plot plan and districts, with a reference to the survey information on the map.
1851, Coast Survey

Hand colored antique coastal chart of Florida with a great representation of the Florida Keys. It shows Biscayne Bay to Key West, north to Tampa Bay and Cedar Key Bay.
1958, Norman Alexander

Published in the Star Magazine July 26, 1958, this map features illustrations of local activities, history, and lore including the Loch Ness monster!
Our shop is currently open Monday - Saturday 10am - 5pm and 12-5 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?  
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!