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    Leith (Edinburgh) Scotland, May 2020

    12–14 May 2020
    The next IMCoS UK visit will be based in Leith, Edinburgh’s historic port which has been....

    Join the International Map Collectors’ Society

    Membership benefits include:

    • The IMCoS Journal, published quarterly
    • International Symposium held in a different country: last year the Philippines and Hong Kong; in 2017 in Hamburg; and 2016 took place in Chicago
    • 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)


    IMCoS International Symposium Sydney

    7–11 September 2020
    We are pleased to confirm that our 39th International Symposium will take place in Sydney and....

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    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.