|AN AUGUST RETROSPECTIVE|
The Tenth Olympic Games, Los Angeles, California (July 30-August 14, '32)
|Though we've yet to construct a proper time machine, we can offer clients a glimpse of bygone Augusts with such ephemeral treasures as: a city, Menin, which lies on the French/Belgian border, that was besieged and taken by the Duke of Marlborough's allied Army in August of 1706; A Plan of Cherbourg Forts & Batteries, taken by the English in August of 1759; a cheering crowd at the finish at the Harvard-Yale Regatta in August of 1873; a fine hand-colored reproduction Bird's Eye View of Newport, Rhode Island from the Supplement to Harper's Weekly, August 30, 1873; The New Iron Pier at West Brighton Beach, Coney Island that was featured in Harper's Weekly on August 9th, 1879; Polo at the Rockaway Hunting Club, August 1895; the spectators at a New York Yacht Club regatta, also in August of 1895; some "well-bunched" cyclists on the cover of Harper's Weekly, August 1896; and finally the above folding map of the 1932 Summer Olympics held in Los Angeles, California, during the Great Depression.|
|A SALUTE TO SUMMER|
Summer Resorts around New York
|"Shall I compare thee to a summer's day?" The beloved sonnet begins thus and continues by flattering its subject in comparison to what many consider to be the best that nature offers. Oh Summer. A time for vacations, fun in the sun and surf, long lazy days with cool drinks, titillating beach reading, and outdoor activities of all kinds. Summer may be approaching its end, but let us enjoy a few Summer themed items while it lasts! In the 1800s, a Garden Party was the perfect way to spend a summer afternoon. If hiking is your pleasure, perhaps the Route of the Grand Alpes will be the denouement of your season. If you enjoy an activity-filled vacation, this map of Denver is prepared to impress you. Or do you dream of a luxurious summer residence where you can simply relax? We are certainly biased, but we think a summer on Cape Cod is the best of all!|
|OH, AUGUST! WHAT'S IN A NAME?|
The Constellations, July, August, September. - 1856
Explore August's namesake with a Genealogical, Historical and Chronological Map of the Roman Empire, from Augustus, B.C. 31, to Constantine the Great, A.D. 306. No. 20., circa 1842! Admire St. Augustine on this rare 1832 nautical chart by Blunt! Marvel at the landmarks on our 1885 map of Augusta, Maine; the State House, the Arsenal, an Old Ladies Home, the Kennebec Journal, & even the Maine Insane Hospital! Lastly, let us not forget Connecticut's native georgrapher, Samuel Augustus Mitchell. Whether you're in the market for a state, regional, national, continental, or world map, Augustus Mitchell has you covered!
|COME FOR THE MAPS, STAY FOR THE OLDE CAPE COD CHARM|
As many of our clients know, the fully restored 18th-century structure that houses Maps of Antiquity also offers three cozy, affordable guest rooms. Summer is in full bloom on Cape Cod, so secure your reservations today! We're so pleased to be able to offer map-enthusiasts from out of town a place to hang their hats, and we hope to see you this season. Our rooms are available all year 'round and the autumn offers many unique delights!
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1409 Main Street Chatham MA
We are located out toward the West Chatham area, 1.4 miles west of the Chatham rotary in downtown Chatham on Route 28/Main Street.
From Route 137 driving east, the shop is 1.7 miles from the turn onto Route 28/Main Street.
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Open almost every day year around from 10am - 5pm, Monday - Saturday and from 12n-5pm Sunday. If driving a distance, be sure to call us ahead of time. We can also be available after hours by appointment.