In 2014 Historic Urban Plans celebrates 50 years of offering museum-quality reproductions of antique world maps, city plans, sea charts and birds-eye views for the discerning map enthusiast.
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 hundreds of maps and views, working with 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!