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Maps of Antiquity

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Address: 1409 Main St, Chatham, MA 02633-1801
Phone Number: +1 508-945-1660
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Set in an old Chatham farmhouse built in the late 1700s, Maps of Antiquity...

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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A must see!

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 11 October 2016
Trvl4Funb455
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Bethany Beach
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Bethany Beach
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 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!

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ChathamMass, Front Office Manager at Maps of Antiquity, responded to this review

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 words, and we hope you will come in again when you are in the area! More 

Aboyne, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 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.

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ChathamMass, Front Office Manager at Maps of Antiquity, responded to this review

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 are glad you enjoyed browsing our collection and hope you will think of us for... More 

Merlin, Oregon
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7 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 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, given what they're selling...clearly these folks are map aficionados who know and love what they're... More 

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ChathamMass, Front Office Manager at Maps of Antiquity, responded to this review

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 glad that you and your husband love the map and we look forward to conversing... More 

Paris, France
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6 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 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 a very wide and comprehensive selection of impressive maps and I was able to find... More 

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

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 we hope you'll keep us in mind for all of your future antique map needs! More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 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 impressed when looking at 500 year old hand colored maps or beautiful 100 year old... More 

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ChathamMass, General Manager at Maps of Antiquity, responded to this review

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 many unusual and interesting items here, and it is great that you even got to... More 

Foxboro, Massachusetts
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65 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2016 via mobile

I make an annual pilgrimage to Maps of Antiquity each summer. The selection of maps from around the world is amazing. The owners are passionate about their business and always helpful.

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ChathamMass, Front Office Manager at Maps of Antiquity, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your review and your continued business! It makes us so happy to know that folks make a point to visit every year! We are very glad that you continue to visit, and we appreciate this kind review. We look forward to seeing you again! Thank you for coming to see us every year! More 

Fort Worth, Texas
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25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2016 via mobile

We stopped by on our vacation to look around as my husband and I both love looking at maps. It's not just maps, there are old science exhibits, pictures of birds and so much more. We purchased a couple of antique weather exhibits that were really cool. Since we were flying, they even wrapped it for us in a sturdy... More 

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ChathamMass, Front Office Manager at Maps of Antiquity, responded to this review

Thank you very much for this nice review! It's true-- we may be called Maps of Antiquity but we have a lot more than maps! We love many types of ephemera, including antique post cards, celestial maps, prints, sheet music, and more! I hope your antique weather prints made it home safely in your luggage. And I hope you will... More 

Stamford, Connecticut
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2016

Both Perri and Marisa were wonderful to work with. They were friendly, helpful and promptly responded to all of my emails. I would highly recommend using them for you antique map needs!

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ChathamMass, Front Office Manager at Maps of Antiquity, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your lovely review! We are so pleased that you enjoyed a pleasant map purchasing experience with us! If you have any antique map needs in the future, we hope you will remember us! Thank you again! More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2016

Maps of Antiquity had the specific map I desired to present as a gift. The staff was so helpful and friendly. My map arrived in excellent condition. I highly recommend checking them out in person or via the Internet!

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ChathamMass, General Manager at Maps of Antiquity, responded to this review

Thank you so very much for your kind review! We do our best to have maps of all over the world, and to make exploring our collection fun, interesting, and even educational. We are so pleased that you had a good experience with us, and we hope you will remember us for any future antique map needs! Thank you again! More 

Athens, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 July 2016 via mobile

Our trip to Maps of Antiquity was something like I've never seen! Awesome staff, awesome maps, tons of history! This place more than lived up to my expectations. They have maps from all over the U.S including every state and around the world! You must stop here while you are visiting Chatham!

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ChathamMass, Front Office Manager at Maps of Antiquity, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your very kind review! We are very glad that you enjoyed your visit to our shop. And it is so nice of you to consider us a must-see on trips to Chatham! We try to have maps of everywhere in the world, if we can, and it is a lot of fun when customers don't... More 

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