The Antiquarian Booksellers Association of America (ABAA)

The Boston Map Society

California Map Society

The Chicago Map Society

The Hakluyt Society
Publishers of historical travel literature since 1846

IMCoS - The International Map Collector's Society
Publishers of The IMCoS Journal

The International League of Antiquarian Booksellers

Mercator Map Society

New York Map Society

The Phillip Lee Phillips Society of The Library of Congress

Rocky Mountain Map Society

Royal Geographical Society
The Royal Geographical Society describes itself as a “Learned society and professional body for geography and geographers".

Texas Map Society

The Washington Map Society
Publishers of The Portolan



The Adler Planetarium

Includes information on their Rare Book and Works On Paper collections

American Antiquarian Society
An independent research library documenting American life from the colonial era through Reconstruction
The strength of the map collection is in maps of New England of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries.

American Memory Map Collections Home Page
The Library of Congress

Antique Maps by Moreland & Bannister
A complete on-line version of this popular reference book

The British Library Map Collections

Geography and Map Division
The Library of Congress

The Hargrett Library Map Collection at The University of Georgia Libraries

The Harvard Map Collection

The John Carter Brown Library

The Map Division of The Clements Library at The University of Michigan

The Map Division of the New York Public Library

National Maritime Museum
The collections of the National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, UK, contain more that 100,000 sea charts and maps dating from the medieval period to the present day.

The Newberry Library

The Osher Map Library and The Smith Center for Cartographic Education

University of California at Berkeley Map Collection

Virginia Garrett Cartographic History Library, University of Texas at Arlington

The Yale University Map Collection


On-line Collections & Exhibitions

Cosmographia: A Close Encounter
The Museum of the History of Science, Oxford
An excellent Student Virtual Exhibition with images and text, including a comprehensive reading list.

Cultural Readings: Colonization in Print in the Americas
A Penn Library Exhibition
Some maps, but mostly engravings of the New World, including some nice images from DeBry.

The David Rumsey Collection
Download the entire reference catalog for this important collection
. One of the most comprehensive collections of 18th & 19th century American materials.

Exploring The West From Monticello
The University of Virginia Library
. One of the best on-line exhibition catalogs ever produced with great articles and images.

Mapping Colonial America – Colonial Williamsburg Foundation
Explore Colonial Williamsburg’s collection in an online exhibition that includes maps dated from 1587 to 1782.

On-Line Exhibition Catalogs from The Osher Map Library
This site hosts a number of exhibitions on a variety of cartographic subjects.

Roger Baskes Collection
One of the finest collections of atlases and other books with maps in private hands.  In all, it comprises over 15,000 books containing 500,000 maps.



Astronomiae Instauratae Mechanica by Tycho Brahe
The Smithsonian Institute Libraries

Includes an introduction, the complete text, and high quality images from the 1602 edition

Cartographica Helvetica
Journal for The History of Cartography

Cartography - Calendar of Events
Very useful site compiled and updated by John W. Docktor

The History of Cartography Project by David Woodward
The University of Wisconsin

The website for this mammoth undertaking contains a wealth of information in addition to order instructions.

The History of Astronomy Site
From The Astronomical Institutes of Bonn University

Imago Mundi
The International Journal for The History of Cartography

An excellent on-line publication on The History of Cartography
The first comprehensive periodical for antique map collectors on the web.

Map History/History of Cartography: THE Gateway to the Subject
An extensive resource site created and maintained by Tony Campbell of the British Library

The MapHist Discussion Group
An e-mail discussion group on The History of Cartography
This site holds a wealth of articles, discussion papers, map images and links of interest.
The Internet operation of Early Map Source, LLC
Publishers of Rodney Shirley's The Mapping of The World and Tooley's Dictionary of Mapmakers

The Journal of the American Scientific Instrument Enterprise

The University of Chicago Press
Publishers of books on Cartography and Geography
Including the Lectures In The History of Cartography series

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