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WELCOME to the Washington Map Society web site. The Society supports and promotes map collecting, cartography, and study of cartographic history through meetings, the Society journal The Portolan, and this website.
Founded in 1979, the Society has grown tremendously and our membership now includes current and former employees of Federal, state, and private map repositories; collectors with scholarly knowledge gained through years of study; individuals who enjoy selling antique and modern maps; and many members who simply love to learn about or collect maps. Membership is open to anyone who shares these common interests.
Non-WMS members: You must join the WMS to gain access. Please click Membership in WMS for an application and to read about the many benefits.
Following are two wonderful resources for new enthusiasts as well as experienced collectors (compiled by long-time WMS member Joel Kovarsky):
A Condensed Digital Travelers Guide: Web Resources for Map Collectors & Enthusiasts, click HERE.
An Annotated List of Reference Books for the Antiquarian Map Collector, click HERE.
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