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Maps of Antiquity

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The best shop on the Cape!

I could have easily spent a whole day (or more) looking through the amazing collection of maps and... read more

Reviewed August 22, 2018
cargo588
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Somerville, Massachusetts
Lovely Stay

What a lovely place to stay Owner was very informative and knowledgeable of tge area. The... read more

Reviewed June 18, 2018
AsFan_11
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Oakland, California
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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...more
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1409 Main St, Chatham, MA 02633-1801
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Reviewed August 22, 2018

I could have easily spent a whole day (or more) looking through the amazing collection of maps and other historic items at Maps of Antiquity. The staff was incredibly friendly and eager to help us find what we were looking for. I could tell that...More

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ChathamMass, Front Office Manager at Maps of Antiquity, responded to this reviewResponded August 23, 2018

Thank you very much for your lovely review! We are so happy that you had a wonderful experience at our store. We do love our work and all of the antique ephemera that we have the pleasure of handling, and it is particularly rewarding when...More

Reviewed August 9, 2018 via mobile

We had the pleasure of stopping in out of the rain this summer and were given a tour of the collection by a friendly & knowledgeable woman. She was patient with questions, and was able to speak to some of the more unusual, outdated pieces...More

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ChathamMass, Owner at Maps of Antiquity, responded to this reviewResponded August 25, 2018

We are sorry to have disappointed you. Bob, the owner, and I have owned this business for over 12 years. We care about our customers, visitors, staff and our business. We apologize if we did not meet your expectations by making you feel more comfortable....More

Reviewed June 18, 2018 via mobile

What a lovely place to stay Owner was very informative and knowledgeable of tge area. The apartment was clean, well equipped and extremely comfortable Add Wellfleet oysters and it was a perfect Cape Cod getaway We'll be back regularly

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ChathamMass, Manager at Maps of Antiquity, responded to this reviewResponded June 21, 2018

We're so happy that Chatham Guest Rooms, our sister business, was part of your perfect getaway. Bob really is a wealth of Chatham information, isn't he? We look forward to seeing you again soon! The garden is lovely in autumn...

Reviewed May 30, 2018

I love maps. So I was so pleased to find Maps of Antiquity while spending a week in Chatham. There's always a day or two during your week on the Cape when the weather's better for poking around shops than it is for the beach....More

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ChathamMass, Manager at Maps of Antiquity, responded to this reviewResponded May 31, 2018

Thanks so much for your kind review. We certainly agree that maps make great souvenirs, and we hope you'll come back and see us the next time you're visiting-- rain or shine!

Reviewed May 24, 2018

Bought a framed map and it is a treasury we will have for many years. The staff was so knowledgeable, kind, and helpful. They have an absolutely remarkable selection of maps and will find you just exactly what you are looking for.More

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ChathamMass, Front Office Manager at Maps of Antiquity, responded to this reviewResponded May 25, 2018

Thank you for your purchase and your review! We are so glad that our staff was able to help you find the perfect map and make your experience enjoyable. With our collection of thousands of antique maps, charts, prints, and postcards, we try to have...More

Reviewed May 18, 2018

I've made several map orders on-line and have experienced excellent service, quick responses, and the maps I ordered have been exactly as described. Perri has made sure I've been promptly updated on the status of my orders, and one of the reasons Maps of Antiquity...More

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ChathamMass, Manager at Maps of Antiquity, responded to this reviewResponded May 19, 2018

We're so pleased that your experiences with us have been so positive! Perri is a treasure, isn't she? We'll pass along your compliments. It is an honor to be held in high esteem by serious collectors, and we thank you for taking the time to...More

Reviewed April 12, 2018

I discovered this business online and inquired about antique nautical charts. I got quick responses and photos, followed up with a phone call and made a purchase. The chart arrived and it is a beautiful authentic working chart from the 1800's. I absolutely recommend Maps...More

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ChathamMass, Front Office Manager at Maps of Antiquity, responded to this reviewResponded April 13, 2018

Thank you very much for your business and your kind review. We are so happy that you had a pleasant experience with us and that you like the chart! It was a pleasure talking to you and helping you find just the right chart. If...More

Reviewed December 30, 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 January 2, 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

Reviewed November 27, 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

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

Reviewed November 27, 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 November 30, 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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CaperinCuba
September 2, 2016|
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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
November 22, 2015|
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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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