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!
14 April 2013
Historic Urban Plans will be in Los Angeles in mid-April, participating in the Museum Store Association's annual trade show. Held at the L.A. Convention Center on April 14 and 15, HUP will be in Booth #238, showing an array of world maps, city plans and birds-eye views. A highlight of the collection is the new release, "An Emigrant's Map of Michigan", dated 1835, which also includes northern Illinois, Ohio, Indiana and Wisconsin. MSA attendees will get the first look at this charming, colorful view of the Great Lakes State just prior to statehood.