• Events

    IMCoS 35th International Symposium, Hamburg – from the organisers

    8 - 12 October 2017
     We have an array of interesting seminars, excursions and rare maps lined up for you. ....

    Join the International Map Collectors’ Society

    Membership benefits include:

    • The IMCoS Journal, published quarterly
    • Annual International Symposium held in a different country each year, this year in Chicago; 2017 Hamburg
    • Annual dinner & Malcolm Young lecture in London to coincide with the London Map Fair
    • Collectors’ evening
    • Annual trip to a significant map collection


    Membership Subscription fees:

    Standard one year membership £50 – Premium three year membership £135  – Annual Junior (under 25 or receiving full-time education) £25 (50% of the annual rate)


    The J.B. Harley Research Fellowships in the History of Cartography

    17 October 2016
    The Harley Fellowships - the only one of their kind in Europe - provide support of up to four weeks....

    This section of the website is dedicated to our collective knowledge about how best to go about collecting, buying, storing and caring for your maps.


    IMCoS Journal

    The IMCoS Journal is a 64-page quarterly publication. It includes a wide range articles on the history of cartography addressing Western, Asian and Arabic mapping practices; its scope is designed to interest our worldwide membership. The journal also covers the activities of the Society, wherever they take place in the world, news from the mapping community around the world, book reviews and letters to the editor. Back issues of all the journals are available to read online for members.