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Maps of Antiquity

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1409 Main St, Chatham, MA 02633-1801
+1 508-945-1660
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What a unique shopping experience

When you visit, you will find yourself in a very unique establishment. It's fun to wander through... read more

Reviewed August 23, 2017
Stuart G
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Newton, Massachusetts
Love my maps!

I bought antique maps of two difference French departments back in July. The colorist did an... read more

Reviewed August 14, 2017
leahlynn13
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Annandale, Virginia
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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.
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1409 Main St, Chatham, MA 02633-1801
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Reviewed August 23, 2017

When you visit, you will find yourself in a very unique establishment. It's fun to wander through and explore on your own or with assistance. The small-looking structure belies the really incredible selection of maps, many of them unique and one of a kind, within....More

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ChathamMass, Front Office Manager at Maps of Antiquity, responded to this reviewResponded August 25, 2017

Thank you for your lovely review! We are so pleased that you enjoyed your time here! We are glad that you had a good time looking through our maps and chatting with the owner and staff. We hope that we will have the pleasure of...More

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Reviewed August 14, 2017

I bought antique maps of two difference French departments back in July. The colorist did an amazing job bringing the previously black and white maps to life. I was also very happy with the packaging/shipping job that they did. My maps were shipped flat (I...More

1  Thank leahlynn13
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ChathamMass, Front Office Manager at Maps of Antiquity, responded to this reviewResponded August 15, 2017

Thank you so much for your lovely review! We are so pleased that you are happy with the coloring of the maps you chose. You are right- the coloring really brought them to life! And thank you for noticing our packaging. We do our best...More

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Reviewed August 11, 2017

There are not many current reviews on this place. However, look at how many of them are five stars. Then look at the comments. GO. You'll Be Surprised. Wow. I agree with all these reviews. Maps of Antiquity is a charming old house converted into...More

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ChathamMass, Front Office Manager at Maps of Antiquity, responded to this reviewResponded August 13, 2017

Thank you for your very detailed review! We appreciate that you took the time to write such a carfeful review and we hope that you will visit our shop again if you are on Cape Cod! Thank you again for your purchase and your review!

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Reviewed June 29, 2017 via mobile

We went because I love maps and history. The little shop packs a punch, great find and a nice break from the sun.More

1  Thank abarry2017
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ChathamMass, Manager at Maps of Antiquity, responded to this reviewResponded July 1, 2017

Thank you for this recommendation! We're so pleased that you spent your break from the beach with us, and that you enjoyed your visit. We love meeting folks who love history as much as we do. Come back and see us the next time you're...More

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Reviewed May 7, 2017 via mobile

I go to Cape Cod often, and this map store is a diamond in the rough. I got a map from Greece, and it is in perfect quality. Great job.

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ChathamMass, Manager at Maps of Antiquity, responded to this reviewResponded May 10, 2017

Thanks very much for your kind review, Emma! We're so pleased that you found your perfect map of Greece, and we look foward to seeing you and yours again the next time you're in our area.

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Reviewed October 11, 2016 via mobile

Maps are my spouses thing. I usually grin and bear it. Not here, this place was amazing. Maps galore and knowledge here to go with it. We spent over an hour just browsing around. It was tough to leave!More

1  Thank Trvl4Funb455
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ChathamMass, Front Office Manager at Maps of Antiquity, responded to this reviewResponded October 13, 2016

Thank you for your lovely review! We are so glad that you enjoyed your visit to our shop. When folks say they could stay here all day, or that they don't want to leave, we consider it the highest compliment! Thank you for your kind...More

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Reviewed September 22, 2016

Really interesting little map place. They have lots of maps of the US but also plenty from the rest of the world. We picked up two antique maps of Scotland. Really worth a visit. Staff were very friendly and helpful.More

1  Thank Suzanne L
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ChathamMass, Front Office Manager at Maps of Antiquity, responded to this reviewResponded September 24, 2016

Thank you for your kind words! We are so pleased that you enjoyed our store and found some maps you love! We do our best to have maps of every part of the world, in all different ages, sizes and price ranges if possible! We...More

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Reviewed September 21, 2016

I don't even know how I found this website but it's a real treasure, and gave me a fantastic idea for my husband's birthday. The collection of maps they have is just incredible. The site is a little outdated but it adds to the charm,...More

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ChathamMass, Front Office Manager at Maps of Antiquity, responded to this reviewResponded September 23, 2016

Thank you so very much for your enthusiastic review! We are so pleased that you had a positive purchasing experience with us. We do our best to make every customer's experience easy and pleasant, giving personalized attention and fast shipping whenever possible. We are very...More

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Reviewed September 11, 2016

I bought a map from Maps of Antiquity as a gift for my husband. I called the store and provided a description of what I was looking for. Perri was extremely helpful and emailed me suggestions for what fit my description. Maps of Antiquity has...More

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ChathamMass, Manager at Maps of Antiquity, responded to this reviewResponded September 14, 2016

Thanks so much for taking them time to review our shop! We might be biased, but we do believe that antique maps make the most thoughtful, personal gifts... and we love to play map match-maker. We're thrilled that your husband's map was well received, and...More

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Reviewed August 19, 2016 via mobile

Extremely friendly staff are there to help you sift through a fascinating array of well preserved maps and prints. I've never experienced a store like this, as it blends the feel of a historical library with a commercial store. It is hard not to be...More

Thank Cal C
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ChathamMass, General Manager at Maps of Antiquity, responded to this reviewResponded August 21, 2016

Thank you so very much for your wonderful review! It is such a pleasure to meet people who are as enthusiastic about antique maps and prints as you are! We are very glad you enjoyed your visit to our store. We love showing customers the...More

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CaperinCuba
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Response from ChathamMass | Property representative |
Hi Trina! Yes, we are open year 'round! Oct 14th should be normal hours (10 to 5). If you want to be absolutely sure we will be here on a given day, you can call us, but it would be very rare for us to be closed for a... More
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Dale L
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Response from ChathamMass | Property representative |
Hello Dale, I'm sorry, I don't quite understand your question. We don't sell drinks here and our upstairs contains three guestrooms that we rent nightly at rates that change depending on the season. You can see our rates... More
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