The International Map Collectors’ Society (IMCoS) is made up of an informal group of map enthusiasts from all parts of the globe. It is an interesting mix of map collectors, dealers in maps and books, archivists and librarians, academics and writers. Their interests are wide ranging and cover the breadth of the evolution of European, Asian and Middle-Eastern mapmaking, from early woodcuts to twentieth-century offset printing.

The benefits of joining include:

  • The IMCoS Map Journal each quarter (March, June, September and December), with a wide range of articles and news about maps across the world.
  • Access to the archive of past issues of the IMCoS Map Journal (all the issues, back to the very first in September 1980).
  • An annual international symposium in a different country each year (2024 in Malta, 2023 in Helsinki, 2022 in Sydney and in Texas; 2021 in Brussels; 2018 the Philippines and Hong Kong).
  • The Malcolm Young lecture, delivered by a world-class map expert.
  • Online ‘Show & Tell’ Collectors’ evenings.
  • A visit to a well-known map collection.

If you are interested in joining the International Map Collectors’ Society (IMCoS) please select one of the options below. You can choose to subscribe for one year or for three years, and if you are under 25 years old and/or receiving a full-time education you can subscribe for one year at half price.

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1 Year £60.00 now.
Membership expires after 1 Year.
3 Years £165.00 now.
Membership expires after 3 Years.
Junior £30.00 now.
Membership expires after 1 Year.
Institution £75.00 now.
Membership expires after 1 Year.

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New Subscriptions start on the date of payment; renewals start on the day after the expiry of the current subscription.

Subscriptions are normally non-refundable; any exceptions would be at the discretion of the IMCoS Executive Committee. IMCoS are unfortunately unable to offer dollar rates or payment by USD cheques due to excessive bank charges; payment by credit card from abroad is welcomed.

In case you require further information or experience any problems, or if you wish to pay by GB Sterling cheque drawn on a UK bank account, please contact our Financial Secretariat by post or if possible by E-mail:

Peter Walker
10 Beck Road
Saffron Walden
CB11 4EH
United Kingdom

Please note:
Members without access to an E-mail address are requested to contact the Financial Secretariat’s postal address above.