December 2018
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Winter is here, but have no fear- the Chatham Guest Rooms are still open for your Cape Cod getaway!  This is a great time to visit the Cape with less traffic than summer and businesses are still open through the holidays.  Plan your visit to our historic Chatham, MA, and make sure to stop by Maps of Antiquity!

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!


We can hardly believe that December is almost half passed, but it's true! Here at Maps of Antiquity, we have been very busy with holiday orders, but we have managed to add some new items to our website, just in time for Christmas. 

For regular orders, we suggest you place your order by noon on Dec 20th for regular shipping in time for Christmas. We can certainly ship your map after that using express shipping for an additional fee, but the Post Office generally does not guarantee their shipping times after December 20th. Our deadline for custom framing has passed, but we have many wonderful maps that are already framed and ready to give to your friends and loved ones!

While you are browsing our website, we recommend you take a look at some of our "General Topics" categories:

Of course, you can also look through many of our newest items here:

Whether you are shopping for friends or loved ones (or for yourself- you deserve it!) we think you will find the perfect gifts on our website.  If you are looking for something and don't see it on our site, just let us know!
New Maps for Holiday Gifting
Below we have gathered a small selection of the new and exciting offerings on our website.  You can click the photo or the links under each map description to be directed to our secure website.  Once you are on our website, you can easily navigate using either the left side menu bar or the search function.  Make your search terms as simple as possible and you are more likely to get results (example: you will get more results if you search for "Cambridge" instead of "Cambridge, MA"). Remember, if you have trouble finding something specific, we're always happy to help!

Block Island Nautical Chart

This fabulous chart of Block Island was published by the US Coast and Geodetic Survey in 1900. It features careful detail on the land including roads, houses, topographic information, etc. With soundings, and information on tides, lighthouses, buoys, tides, and more. This chart has been restored, cleaned, deacidified, and backed. Approx. 50 x 29 inches.

The Pathfinder Railway Guide Map, Eastern Section

The details on this map of Eastern United States and parts of Canada are truly special. It includes insets of Cuba, New York, the White Mountains, Adirondack Mountains, Boston, Mt. Desert Island, Cape Breton, and Newfoundland. Published by the New England Railway Publishing Company in 1901. Approx. 42.5 x 27.75 inches.

Mappa Aestivarum A Mapp of the Sommer - 1626

We recently listed this r
are and desirable antique map of Bermuda by John Speed, 1626. It features a decorative cartouche and distance keys. With remarkable early detail for the island, this map wo uld be a special addition to any collection.  Approx. 15.5 x 20.75 inches.

Bermuda Islands. From the most recent Brit. Admty. Surveys. - 1877

O n the subject of Bermuda, have you seen this great chart of the waters around the islands?  This detailed chart shows the many islands of Bermuda with soundings to aid navigation for safe passage. Three inset maps that are titled: Grassy Bay and Ireland Island; The Banks S.W. of the Bermudas; The Narrows or Ship Channel and St George Harbor. It also has six compasses, four of which show the magnetic compass versus the true compass readings.

Map of the Town of Barnstable - 1856

Only two Cape Cod towns had wall maps made (Sandwich and Barnstable); this map pre-dates the well known 1858 Barnstable, Dukes, and Nantucket Counties wall map by 2 years.

New Pictorial Maps!

We have many new pictorial maps on our website, and we have also acquired some old favorites as well.  The maps range in topic from a US hunting map to  maps of North Carolina, Tennessee, Georgia and Alabama, Boston, San Bernardino County, and even a map of the 1932 Olympic games! There's so much variety, you have to see them all for yourself!


A long time favorite has returned! We can't seem to keep this map in stock for long, so if you have been waiting for it, this might be the perfect chance to add this map to your collection.  Who knows how long we will have it this time?

One-of-a-Kind Custom Creations

Custom Table with Chatham Map
Table with Etched Chatham Map

Is there a map lover in your life who's running out of wall space?  Never fear! We can print and etch maps on a variety of flat surfaces to create a truly unique and personalized present. We have created maps on tile, cloth, wood panels, tables, wallpaper, and more!  Have a project in mind that you would like to put an antique map on?  Contact us!  If you need something custom done by the holidays, getting the process started now will ensure that it is ready on time.

High Quality Reproduction of an Antique Map
Herman Moll Map of Asia, Reproduction - circa 1732

Have you seen an antique map or chart on our website that's perfect for you or a loved one-- except for its price tag...?  We are happy to make a reproduction for you!  We can make reproductions of most of our antique maps, depending on the copyright of the original. We can even change the size, colors, etc., using Photoshop to create a one-of-a-kind gift. Our reproductions range in price from $50-$250, depending on size and the extent of alteration. These are such high quality reproductions that they look almost identical to real antiques!  Let us know if you would like a special reproduction for your special someone, or for yourself!


Find us on Social Media for more updates
Do you tweet, follow, like, and pin? Well, Maps of Antiquity has an active Facebook page where we post map-related articles, unusual maps and prints that we add to our website, company news, and answers to frequently-asked questions.

On Pinterest, we display some of our maps and prints and add opinions and comments about specific pieces. We also provide boards with decorating ideas.

On Twitter, Maps of Antiquity offers links to articles and brief news. We also periodically update Google Plus and LinkedIn with company news and product information.

So if you are spending time on social media, be sure to look us up. Also, if you have a preferred social media where you think we should be active....let us know!


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