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Maps of Antiquity

1409 Main Street, Chatham, MA 02633
508-945-1660
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Ranked #1 of 15 shopping in Chatham
Type: Antique Shops
Owner description: Set in an old Chatham farmhouse built in the late 1700s, Maps of Antiquity offers over 15,000 antique maps and prints. The distribution is worldwide... more » Owner description: Set in an old Chatham farmhouse built in the late 1700s, Maps of Antiquity offers over 15,000 antique maps and prints. The distribution is worldwide with a focus on the Northeast. Our inventory includes early American maps from the late 1700's, nautical charts, town maps, hand-colored 19th century country and state maps, reproductions, natural history and historical prints. Additional services include: framing, appraisals, restoration, conservation, lectures & seminars, buying, selling, & map finding. « less
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014 via mobile

Extremely professional and knowledgeable staff! The framed and matted map is exactly what I was looking for. I will certainly be a repeat customer.

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ChathamMass, Owner at Maps of Antiquity, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your kind remarks. We love what we do and we appreciate your feedback. We will continue to expand our inventory: now over 6,000 maps and prints online and 18,000 in the store. Also our options for framing and custom work continue to increase as we have great new staff working with us. We look forward... More

Bernardsville, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2014

We ordered an automobile road map printed in 1900 of Cape Cod and the Martha's Vineyard area. Given the age and the fact that older auto maps are often ruined along the folded edges, I called to get a clear description of the condition of the map. The map arrived beautifully packaged, on time, and in the exact condition described.... More

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South Yarmouth, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2013

For Christmas I bought a map of the Harwich Port area from Maps of Antiquity for my son who now lives in Austin,TX, and has several old maps of other places he has lived. He was so excited and thrilled to receive this 1907 map of his grandparents town where he spent many happy summers. Danielle and Bob enthusiastically helped... More

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Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2013

We ordered a one of a kind map transferred on to tile set in a cherry coffe table base as a Christmas present. This had never been done by the artist who was making simplier tables for Maps of Antiquity. Danielle never failed to keep us informed of the tables progress and was determined to have this present ready for... More

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Amherst, New Hampshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2013

During a summer trip to cape cod, we were fortunate to stumble across this unique shop. We just loved exploring the maps of yesteryear. Well, when it came time to find a unique Christmas gift for my husband, Maps of Antiquity was the firtst place that came time - not a big impersonal 'box store'. Viewing and purchasing from the... More

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ChathamMass, Owner at Maps of Antiquity, responded to this review

Thank you very much for purchasing a map from us. Both our website and in store business are important to be able to maintain a year around business on Cape Cod. We also appreciate the time you took to review us! Happy Holidays - Danielle & Bob More

Sioux Falls, South Dakota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2013

We went into Maps of Antiquity thinking we'd be able to pick out a souvenir map in a couple of minutes for our kids as a gift. However, the owners of the store spent 30 minutes with us picking out the perfect treasure and pirate maps that our kids will love for years to come. If you're looking for the... More

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ChathamMass, Owner at Maps of Antiquity, responded to this review

Thank you for spending some of your valuable vacation time with us! The framed (and unframed) hand colored ghost and treasure maps of Cape Cod are some of our most popular items. These pieces are locally produced and individually colored. The treasure maps describing actual sunken boats and the treasures that they carry, and the ghost maps based on local... More

Boston, Massachusetts, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2013

My wife and I are both nautical fans. I grew up on Cape Cod and she grew up in Maine. The team at Maps of Antiquity were extremely helpful in finding charts for both regions. Not only was I able to buy the charts, but the team did a phenomenal job mounting and framing the work. Pieces of art! They... More

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ChathamMass, Owner at Maps of Antiquity, responded to this review

We appreciate your kind words and thank you for your glowing review. You took such care in selecting one nautical chart, custom designing a matching print and framing both pieces. We really enjoyed working with you to produce the perfect 10th anniversary gift. The delighted expression on your wife's face when she received the nautical charts was a moment we... More

Greenbackville, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2013

My husband has an uncanny knack for guessing what his Christmas gifts are, so this year I was determined to find something he would never think of but still love. I stumbled across Maps of Antiquity online and found the perfect gift when I wasn't even sure what I was looking for. I don't know anything about maps so I... More

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Mashpee, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2013

We were looking for an old map of Cape Cod and the Islands to hang above our fireplace and we found just what we were looking for at Maps of Antiquity. Everyone there was so helpful. They customized our map's matting and framing and even offered to help us hang it. The finished product looks absolutely beautiful and we couldn't... More

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ChathamMass, Owner at Maps of Antiquity, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind review and for sharing the photographs of the piece in its new home. The living room looks very elegant and inviting. We are delighted that we could reproduce something for you showing the dramatically stunning New England coastline, on a large scale. We also enjoy framing pieces of this size (around 100 inches wide!). You... More

Dennis, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

Maps from off Cape also. Nice for the decor; refreshing amongst all the "water" and "flower-type" wall hangings out there. Knowledgable, friendly owners. Bought a nice CC Map for our Den!

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