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Maps of Antiquity

1409 Main St, Chatham, MA 02633-1801
+1 508-945-1660
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Excellent service

I ordered a map maybe a week before Christmas. It was in the mail the next day and arrived in time... read more

Reviewed 30 December 2017
Adam R
Highly competent staff

"Maps" is an awesome shop for maps and the framing of maps, new and old. I've used Maps a number... read more

Reviewed 28 November 2017
Barry D
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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 30 December 2017

I ordered a map maybe a week before Christmas. It was in the mail the next day and arrived in time. The map was beautiful (from 1821) and in great condition - and VERY WELL PACKED. Many thanks to the attentive and professional Maps of...More

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ChathamMass, Front Office Manager at Maps of Antiquity, responded to this reviewResponded 2 January 2018

Thank you very much for your purchase and your review! We are so glad to hear that you are pleased with the service you received. We do our best to ship every order quickly and safely. Around the holidays, we know that people are concerned...More

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Reviewed 28 November 2017

"Maps" is an awesome shop for maps and the framing of maps, new and old. I've used Maps a number of times to help decorate my home. The staff is very professional and knowledgeable. I've given them projects on hand written sketches and they've created...More

Thank Barry D
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ChathamMass, Front Office Manager at Maps of Antiquity, responded to this reviewResponded 30 November 2017

Thank you very much for your nice review! It has been a pleasure working with you on the various framing orders that we have done. It is always such a nice feeling when we see the finished product of our work hanging proudly on someone's...More

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Reviewed 27 November 2017

In-person: I was able to visit Chatham a couple years ago and dropped in on Maps of Antiquity. If you are interested in maps you will be amazed. If you are not interested in maps, you will be before you leave the store. Atmosphere was...More

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ChathamMass, Front Office Manager at Maps of Antiquity, responded to this reviewResponded 30 November 2017

Thank you so much for your wonderful review! We are so pleased to hear that you have enjoyed both your in-person and online experiences with us. And how fantastic that your daughter has become a map enthusiast! We always strive to provide excellent service, both...More

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Reviewed 3 November 2017

I had only an hour or so to spend there but could have stayed much longer. Incredible selection. I was visiting from California and they were able to ship them to me so I didn't have to bring them on the plane. Highly recommend.More

Thank Mary K
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ChathamMass, Manager at Maps of Antiquity, responded to this reviewResponded 4 November 2017

Thank you, Mary! You'll just have to come back for a longer visit the next time you're in town. If you missed anything, most of our maps also appear on our website. We know nothing beats seeing a map in person, but we're always happy...More

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Reviewed 3 October 2017 via mobile

Had awesome selection of maps at a range of sizes and prices, including reproductions for a lower cost. Great for gifts!More

Thank Cassidy R
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ChathamMass, Manager at Maps of Antiquity, responded to this reviewResponded 4 October 2017

Thanks, Cassidy! From postcards to wall maps, do aim to have something for everyone-- and every budget. And we might be biased... but we absolutely agree that antique maps make the most thoughtful, personalized gifts. We're so glad you stopped in, and that you liked...More

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Reviewed 16 September 2017

So many wonderful maps tucked into the owners home. A delightful stop for enthusiasts. We found just the map we were looking for.More

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ChathamMass, Manager at Maps of Antiquity, responded to this reviewResponded 18 September 2017

We're so glad you found the map you were looking for! Although one of the guest rooms in the 18th century farmhouse that also houses Maps of Antiquity was originally outfitted to be an apartment for the owners, they no longer live on-site, although Bob...More

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Reviewed 8 September 2017 via mobile

Although easy to miss because it looks like a home, Maps of Antiquity is a must stop shop for cartographers and cartogrophiles alike. Filled to the brim with maps New England, the Midwest, and all around the world this store contains the map of your...More

1  Thank Lizzie B
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ChathamMass, Manager at Maps of Antiquity, responded to this reviewResponded 10 September 2017

Thank you for your kind review! Our 18th century farmhouse is a bit unassuming for a business, but we're so very glad you found us. We thank you for pointing others in our direction, too. Our map selection does aim to fulfill our customers' wildest...More

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Reviewed 24 August 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

1  Thank Stuart G
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ChathamMass, Front Office Manager at Maps of Antiquity, responded to this reviewResponded 25 August 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 14 August 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 15 August 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 11 August 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

1  Thank CraftBeers
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ChathamMass, Front Office Manager at Maps of Antiquity, responded to this reviewResponded 13 August 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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CaperinCuba
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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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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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