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Maps of Antiquity

1409 Main Street, Chatham, MA 02633
508-945-1660
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Ranked #1 of 16 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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Boston, Massachusetts
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

I had emailed the store about a couple of maps we had seen on their website, and their responses were always prompt and extremely helpful. When we arrived not only did the map we chose look even better in person, but the frame they had used was amazing quality. One of the owners spent the time to go over the... More

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Springfield, Massachusetts
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

My husband and I rushed here after our whale watcher cruise hoping to find something nice to remember our anniversary weekend. We arrived about 30 minutes before the shop closed. I expected to have a quick browse then hurried out the door. That did not happen. The owners were extremely friendly and helpful. We weren’t sure what exactly we wanted,... More

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Savannah, Georgia
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87 reviews 87 reviews
36 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

This is a wonderful map store. They have maps from all over the place and everything is very organized and easy to look through. If you're looking for something specific they will help you find it and show you some specialty things that aren't out. They have a wide range of original maps and reproductions and variable price points. If... More

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Middleborough, Massachusetts
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

We have visited Maps of Antiquity several times over the years. We have purchased maps there as well as having some restorations, including cleaning and a fairly complex restoration which involved restoring a missing piece that someone had cut out of an 1855 map of our hometown. We have also had framing done there. All dealings with Danielle and Robert... More

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Stockholm County, Sweden
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

I found maps of Antiquity online. Their range of maps and comparative maps is astonishing. Service, shipping and correspondence was professional. I can highly recommend this to map-freaks like me but also to others with more general interests in history, geology and geography. It's a treasure!

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Seoul, Seoul, South Korea
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

My husband's job brings us to different countries every 2-4 years, and each country becomes part of our family's memories and journey. We were desperately looking for an antique map of El Salvador, but could not find a verifiably genuine map anywhere, although there are plenty of fakes floating around. Were delighted to find a beautiful map via Maps of... More

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Uniontown, Pennsylvania
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16 reviews 16 reviews
9 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

The staff was very friendly and welcoming--even told me as a first time visitor what was where. They asked me what I was interested in and helped me find something. I will make it a point to come back here on any future visits to Chatham, that is, if I don't return on this trip!

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Paducah, Kentucky
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

Recently I read about Maps of Antiquity. Being of a curious nature, I went to their website and found the most beautiful maps dating back centuries. My wife and I take frequent trips to Jamaica and I found the most beautiful map of Jamaica, circa 1821. Upon its safe arrival in short time I took it to have framed and... More

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Granby, CT
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

Helpful owner/staff will let you browse but will be ready to answer questions. Antique and reproduction maps.

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Haverhill, Massachusetts
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

We found this place on trip advisor and were excited to check it out. We showed up just after they closed but the owners were so friendly they invited us in anyways to poke around, even after we told them we were "just looking". The place was packed full of so many original maps from so many places from all... More

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