June 22, 2022
Hello, Map Friends!
Happy June!
Did you happen to see us featured in the Smithsonian Magazine article about the 15 best small towns to visit in 2022? We were pleased to be asked to provide photos of the shop, like the one to the left, for inclusion in the article!

The first day of summer has come and the weather is warm and sunny here, with a typical Cape Cod breeze that is appreciated by locals and visitors alike. We are expecting a busy summer season here in Chatham and looking forward to welcoming folks from near and far. There is something magical about seeing someone learn about antique maps for the first time- their excitement and enthusiasm is infectious!

On the subject of learning, Perri has put together an article on our blog about nautical charts that we hope will be interesting and informational. We plan to continue adding to it over time and hopefully it will be a helpful resource.
What is a blog?
A blog (a truncation of "weblog") is a discussion or informational website published on the World Wide Web consisting of text entries (posts). Posts are typically displayed in reverse chronological order, so that the most recent post appears first, at the top of the web page.
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.

"France, revised and augmented, the attires of the French and situations of their chieftest cityes observed by John Speede"
This highly collectible map of France by John Speed features a decorative border with the major cities of France depicted along the top and the clothing styles in various parts of France, for men or women, along the sides. The cities at the top are Angiers, Poitiers, Orleans, Paris, Roan (Rouen), Rochelle (La Rochelle), Bordeaux, and Calis (Calais). A highly decorative cartouche and a compass rose are on the left side, and a ship and sea monster decorate the lower right corner. John Speed is one of the best known English mapmakers of the early modern period and his maps are highly sought-after by collectors.
Colorful Maps at Great Prices

We have recently added a set of 1884 maps of the US States and Canada by Rand McNally to our website, and they are the perfect size and price for gifting or treating yourself! The colors on these maps are refreshing and we think you will find them quite delightful!
North Carolina
Pictorial Maps of Martha's Vineyard and Nantucket
These 1940s maps by L. Parker feature detailed border illustrations with lighthouses, notable buildings, ships, fishing scenes, and more. They were created as folding tourist maps with a paper cover. With points of interest and captions, these maps are sure to reward you with delight.
Martha's Vineyard
One of the Earliest Maps of Boston to include Quincy Market
This rare and fascinating map of Boston was published around 1827 and it could be one of the earliest maps of Boston to include the newly built Quincy Market, shown on the map as Market House, which was constructed 1824-1826. Prior to that time, Faneuil Hall stood next to wharves, which was helpful in its role as a market place. With Boston growing rapidly in the 19th century, a larger market space was needed; the wharves were filled and the then-popular Greek Revival style buildings were constructed.
A few more notable additions
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?  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!