August 31, 2022
Hello, Map Friends!
It's hard to believe August is over!

This lovely photo was taken at Oyster Pond in Chatham just a few days ago at sunset. During a very busy season, quiet moments like the one captured here are much appreciated. But these days the tourist season on Cape Cod extends into September, so there is still plenty yet to come! We hope you have had a good summer too!
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.

The Famous Speed Map of New England
This rare and highly collectible map was published in the last edition of John Speed's atlas, 1676. It shows the east coast from Maryland and New Jersey to the French possessions in Canada and includes New England and New York, with a prominent Cape Cod and Long Island, and interestingly shaped Nantucket and Martha's Vineyard. It is the first appearance of the name Boston, and the first map to use the term New York for both Manhattan and the colony. It is also one of the first maps to show New Jersey. Notable on this map are the river systems and enlarged Lake Champlain, which emphasize how little was truly known during this early colonial period. An excellent example of this famous map!
The 1943 Aviation Panorama
Another desirable collectors' map, this "Aviation Panorama" by F.E. Cheeseman celebrates the history of aviation in America. With a variety of aircraft, historical notes, and insignia, this colorful map will be a jewel in a collection of pictorial or aviation maps.
Other new Pictorial Maps on our website:
1947 - Val de Loire, (Chateaus of the Loire Valley) France
1930s - Historical Map of the State of Connecticut
Delightful & Fascinating Small Maps
These maps are undated but seem to be from around 1800, most are engraved by Russell and twere probably published by Guthrie as school geography maps. They feature pleasant original hand-coloring, as well as a plethora of exciting cartographic details, particularly on the maps of the world, North America, the United States, and Africa. If you enjoy finding apocryphal topography such as the River of the West, Quivira, imaginary places and mountains in Africa, etc., these are maps you will want to take a closer look at!
The World
North America
United States
Natural History Prints
These gorgeous antique prints are often hand-colored and have incredible detail. A decorating classic, these will go quickly! The four below are just a sample and there are many more on our website.
A Large and Sumptuous Map of the Vicinity of Boston in 1866
This impressive map was published as a folding map: it is on fabric and can be folded into a cover. With vibrant original color and excellent detail, it includes key businesses, property owners, public sites, railroads, and topographic features. This map covers a huge area around Boston, with Boston Harbor, Salem, Cambridge, Somerville, Concord, Lexington, Waltham, Needham, Newton, Natick, Dover, Watertown, Brookline, Quincy, and more. The outer cities reach as far as Beverly, Acton, Framingham, Medway and Hingham. 
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: 
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?  Autumn is a wonderful time to visit Cape Cod! Make your bookings early to ensure you get your preferred dates and accommodations!
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!