Bird’s eye view maps – also known as panoramic maps or aerial view maps – are where art, geography, and history combine to celebrate a lost art form. Vintage City Maps is the most extensive collection of restored and remastered maps, and is dedicated to bringing these works of art back to life for all to enjoy.
These maps are amazing works of art and many are in color, but unfortunately most of these maps were not stored correctly and over the last 100-150 years had become torn, faded, creased, discolored, and stained. Many are virtually unrecognizable. Although duplicate copies of the maps in their deteriorated state can be purchased from a variety of sources as “authentic,” Vintage City Maps is the only source for maps that have been painstakingly remastered and repaired by professional artists and graphic designers, led by Hal Weiner in Austin, Texas, with the goal of restoring them to their original look, and at an affordable price. These maps have tremendous artistic, educational, and historical value and make great collector’s items and gifts. For detailed background on the maps and the artists, click History.
The collection: This extensive catalog of maps includes over 900 American cities and towns as well as a few cities in Canada, Mexico, Europe, Asia, and Australia. More are in production and we’re constantly adding to the collection. Let us know if you don’t see what you’re looking for.
Sizes: The maps are very clear, high-resolution, and printed on high-quality archival paper in two different sizes – regular sizes are about 24 x 36 inches, and the large sizes are around 36 x 54 inches, depending on the original map format. Most of our regular-sized maps will fit standard wall frames available from your local retailer.
Shipping: All maps are shipped unframed within 3 business days. Once maps are shipped you can expect a 2-5 day delivery time, depending on your location. Shipping and handling is a flat $12.95 per order, regardless of the number of maps. We’ll be glad to include a gift card – just give us the instructions.