February 2022
Hello, Map Friends!
Ah, Winter on Cape Cod! At the time of writing this, it is 50 degrees and sunny, tomorrow will be below freezing, and a snowstorm is on its way for Friday. Spring likes to tease us, but we know the warm weather is not here to last yet.

The bulbs are below ground, preparing their grand emergence, but until then, please enjoy this gorgeous orchid that Bob has cared for- orchids thrive under his care and this one has seven flowers! It even survived the power outage caused by the last snow storm, in which the building lost power for two days and the interior temperature got down to about 40 degrees. We had some frozen pipes- it was quite a hectic time but thankfully we suffered only minor damage.

As always, 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.

A Nautical Chart Of Florida and the Bahama Banks

This antique blueback nautical chart is in very good, original condition. It was published by Edmund Blunt; first printed in 1848, this chart includes updates to 1865. Great representation of all of the Bahama Banks, and the Florida Keys, and south and central Florida, from Mosquito Inlet, Cape Canaveral and Tampa Bay in Florida to the north coast of Cuba, includes Florida Reef with a 9 1/2" x 9" inset chart of Key West Harbor. With 13 recognition profiles and red dots with yellow to show the location of the lighthouses. The center of Florida shows a "Sketch of the US Coast Survey Signals on the Florida Reef; The letters show their locations." Could be restored to flatten and clean. The strange-looking things on the sides are glass plates used as weights! That is Perri's work-from-home photograph hack for rolled items!
1848/1865 - Bahama Banks and Gulf of Florida
Many 17th and 18th Century Maps

We have recently added a group of wonderful old maps to our website. The maps below, of Northern Spain, Burgundy in France, the Riviera, and others, are only a small sampling. The makers include Mercator/ Hondius/ Janssonius, Tavernier, and Sir Robert de Vaugondy.

Chart of the Hudson River from
New York City to Ossining
We are pleased to have this antique chart once again! This is an antique coastal chart of the mouth and course of the Hudson River from New York City north to Sing Sing (now called Ossining NY), hand colored by our colorist. It shows very fine detail of Manhattan, Brooklyn, parts of Queens (to Willet's Point) and Westchester County (to Throg's Neck) and includes Yonkers, Dobb's Ferry, Nyack, and Tarrytown; with a key to tides and soundings.
1863 - Hudson River Sheet No. 1 from New York to Haverstraw
The Florida Keys
This antique coast survey chart covers part of the Florida Keys, including Key West, Boca Chica, Boca Grande, Snipe Keys, Saddle Bunch Keys, Cudjoe Key, Summerland Key, and more. It was published by the US Coast Survey in 1863 and has been hand colored by our local professional map colorist. It includes soundings, lighthouses, tidal information, ocean substrate information, and more. This is part of a set of four charts, a diagram of which is shown on chart No. 70. 
1859 - Preliminary Coast Chart No. 71 Florida Reefs From Newfound Harbor Key to Boca Grande Key

Two Interesting 20th Century Wall Maps

These aren't our usual fare, but they are quite interesting and worthy of some attention. Although the date on the world map says 1921, we believe these to have been printed in the early 1930s, based on the photographs of the world rulers. Specifically, Herbert Hoover, who was president until 1933, and Carol II of Roumania, who reigned as King of Romania from 8 June 1930 until his forced abdication on 6 September 1940. There are many other familiar names on this sheet as well. We were most curious to find "Ivan Stalin, 'New Soviet Emperor'" along with Emperor Hirohito of Japan and Benito Mussolini.
1930s Wall Maps by the Geographical Publishing Company

Other Interesting New Additions
And so many more, including antique sheet music, other coast report charts, a map of the center of Paris, topographic maps, county maps of Ireland, Natural History Prints, and so much more!
Our shop is currently open Tuesday - Saturday 10am - 5pm We are closed Sundays and Mondays this winter.
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?  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. Renting rooms year 'round!