December 2021
Hello, Map Friends!
We have been busy since Thanksgiving, packaging orders and shipping maps all around the world. Being a staff of two people (and sometimes Danielle), we haven't been able to add as many new items to our website as usual. Below you will find a few exciting new additions that we hope you will enjoy. Please note our shipping deadlines, but remember that ordering sooner is always better!

Use code: THANKS20
Our sale generally does not apply to framed items but we are happy to include the three items below in our 20% off sale!

$50 minimum total before discount. Please call if you have any questions. We believe we have set everything up so that the correct items will get a discount, but this is our first time trying to do a discount with the new website, so please bear with us and forgive any mistakes!

We are starting to see some shipping delays. We recommend you consider finalizing your orders as early as possible to avoid disappointment!

Wherever in the world your map gifts are going, we'll get them there, weather willing, with the help of the U.S. Postal Service or UPS and -- of course-- Mr. Kringle. In an effort to get your maps and prints to their destinations before December 25th, please consider the following HOLIDAY ORDERING DEADLINES!

UNFRAMED MAPS should be ordered PRIOR TO Saturday, DECEMBER 18th for arrival by December 25th (December 14th deadline for Hawaii). We will continue to ship maps ordered after that date, and express shipping may be chosen for timely delivery. 
CUSTOM FRAMING takes about 3 weeks and the cut-off was December 8th, so we apologize that we cannot take any further framing orders for Christmas. If you do choose to order custom framing, we will do our best but cannot make any guarantees. A fine selection of pre-framed maps and prints hanging in our shop will be available for last minute shoppers. We are open daily until December 24th from 10am until 5pm, except for Sundays when we open at noon.

Please remember that we are at the mercy of our shippers, so keep in mind that we can not guarantee the exact time of package arrivals. We will send you tracking numbers and if you need a guaranteed fast delivery, please select USPS Express!

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.

An Extremely Rare Wall Map of
New York and Brooklyn

This map shows Manhattan and Brooklyn as they were in the mid-1800s. Central Park was approved in 1853, but it wasn't until 1857 that Olmsted and Vaux won the design competition. Central Park on this map is shown, but it's design unknown. In the lower right corner is an inset showing the Northern Part of New York. There are also two illustrations included on the map: Trinity Church (the current church building was erected from 1839 to 1846 and was the tallest building in the United States until 1869, as well as the tallest in New York City until 1890), and High Bridge (the oldest bridge in modern New York City, having originally opened as part of the Croton Aqueduct in 1848). 
1856 - Fanning's Map of New York shewing the entire Island with the Cities of Brooklyn and Jersey City by Ensign, Bridgman & Fanning
A Highly Detailed Pictorial Map of the Vicinity of Boston

Ernest Dudley Chase was an artist from Winchester who created many stunning maps during his lifetime that are notable for the detailed architectural illustrations. This map shows the area from Melrose, Winchester, and Lexington in the north to Wollaston, Milton, and West Roxbury in the south and as far west as Natick and Concord.
1938 - Boston (Massachusetts) and Vicinity

A Fascinating mid-1700s Map of the Americas by the Homann Heirs

An intriguing map published by the Homann Heirs in 1746, this map captures a unique moment in cartographic knowledge of the Americas. Many corrections of previous errors are reflected on this map, yet the Northwest of North America is still unknown and Quivira remains a tantalizing hypothesis just outside the known areas.
1746 - Americae Mappa generalis Secundum legimitas projectionis Stereiographiae regulas…

Other Interesting New Additions
After years of requests from customers, we are excited to offer new shipwreck maps of the Great Lakes and the Outer Banks of North Carolina. These are a modern production but reminiscent of the popular earlier maps.
Our shop is currently open Monday - Saturday 10am - 5pm and 12-5 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?  
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!