May 2021
Hello, Map Friends!

It feels like Summer is upon us now that Memorial Day Weekend has arrived. Just last weekend we enjoyed an unexpected beach day with 80 degree sunny weather! Truth be told, the shop has been busy all week, so it seems that even the unofficial start of summer came early this year. We suspect that things will be quite busy this summer, with lots of folks itching to get away from their pandemic confinements. We still have some availability left at Chatham Guest Rooms, so if you need a getaway, we hope you will consider booking a stay! We have been hurriedly preparing for the busy season- listing maps, filling the bins for in-store browsing, and giving the building a sunny new color!

We shall highlight some exciting 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.

Conder Maps from Dr. Gordon's History of the American War, 1788
Our new additions include two rare and exciting maps relating to early United States history. These maps were engraved by Thomas Conder for Dr. Gordons' History of the American War and include details of forts, locations of battles, and the March of the Troops under General Clinton.
1788, Thomas Conder
1788, Thomas Conder
Pictorial Maps
Pictorial maps come in a wide variety of styles, ages, and rarity, and this month we are pleased to have some interesting new offerings. They include a map of Dartmouth College, a historical map of Greenwich CT, and one of the Coast of Maine by the well-known Ruth Rhodes Lepper.
1928, Dartmouth College Alumni Fund
Johannes Kip Prints from The Ancient and Present State of Glostershire
Johannes "Jan" Kip was a Dutch draftsman, engraver and print dealer. He made a specialty of engraved views of English country houses. Kip was a pupil of Bastiaen Stoopendaal (1636–1707), from 1668 to 1670, before setting up on his own. His work for Sir Robert AtkynsThe Ancient and Present State of Glostershire (Gloucestershire), is considered one of his most important. These prints showing estates with landscaping plans highlighted the character of English affluence.
Other Interesting New Additions
1801, Tardieu

This map shows New York, Pennsylvania, Maryland, New Jersey, Delaware, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, Vermont, New Hampshire, and Maine, some with interesting early boundaries. Also includes the Revolutionary War soldier allotments in New York.
1797, Cassini

This map is part of a set of maps that together create one of the first wall maps of the United States published in Europe. This sheet covers the area from Massachusetts to North Carolina and includes interesting coastal areas such as Cape Cod, Long Island, Chesapeake Bay, and the Outer Banks of North Carolina.
With their delicate rendering, vibrant colors, and reasonable price, there is a lot to love about these antique prints!
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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!