Reproductions of antique maps, plans and panoramic views fascinate and delight the eye, whether you're an artist, historian, planner, cartographer, geographer or just someone who loves maps.
Historic Urban Plans, Inc. was established in 1964 to sell reproductions of antique world maps, city plans, sea charts and birds-eye views. Originals of these images – when available – are expensive and often unavailable to the private collector. Initially the maps in our catalog were reproduced from originals in the private collection of the company’s first owner, John W. Reps.
The current owner, Prof. Michael A. Tomlan, continues to offer an array of maps and views, working wih collections from museums, historical societies and art galleries to publish cartographically important maps that are informative, educational and decorative. Our goal is to make the widest possible variety of maps, plans and views available at a price affordable to the new collector, educator and dedicated student of history, art and cartography.
Enter our online catalog to see the range of our offerings — city plans and panoramas, world and regional maps, sailing charts, landscapes, street scenes — and to place an order. Welcome!
09 November 2013
This reproduction of Thomas Leitch's painting of the Charleston waterfront in 1774 was unveiled at the "Mapping the Early South" seminar, held at Old Salem Museum & Gardens on November 9. The view can now be purchased at the Old Salem Museum Store. Additional Colonial-era views of Charleston are available from Historic Urban Plans, including William Burgis's engraving of the harbor from the Cooper River, showing Graville's bastion at the far left and Craven's bastion at the far right, with such landmarks as St. Philip's Church piercing the skyline. Burgis's detailed 2-sheet view of the city is dated 1737-1739, and the view as it appeared in London Magazine is dated 1762. Both engravings are reproduced in the original black and white, on cover-stock paper.