Australian and New Zealand Map Society Incorporated

ANZMapS promotes all aspects of cartography to a wide range of potential users. ANZMapS was created from the merger in March 2009, of the Australian Map Circle (formed 1973) and New Zealand Map Society (formed 1977). It is dedicated to exploring and developing the world of maps.

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ANZMapS, the Australian and New Zealand Map Society Incorporated, promotes all aspects of cartography to a wide range of potential users. ANZMapS was created from the merger in March 2009, of the Australian Map Circle (formed 1973) and New Zealand Map Society (formed 1977). It is dedicated to exploring and developing the world of maps.

Our membership includes map producers, librarians and curators, publishers, designers, GIS specialists, academics, researchers, and anyone with an interest in maps. ANZMapS publishes a journal, The Globe, and holds a conference each year on different aspects of map use and mapping.

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MAP OF THE MONTH



Table de la region orientale comprenant les dernieres terres & royaumes d’Asie. Plate from a French edition of Sebastian Munster's Cosmographia Universalis published in Basel between 1552-1568 Source: State Library of NSW

Latest News

Encircled by sea: mapping coastal communities of Australia and New Zealand. The 44th annual conference of the Australian and New Zealand Map Society will be held in Wollongong, New South Wales, September 7 – 9, 2016. Encircled by sea, Australia and New Zealand share a common history of exploration and settlement along the coastal fringes. The 2016 conference will explore the European discovery and gradual mapping and settlement of Australia and New Zealand and the significant role explorers, surveyors and cartographers have … read more

Robert Young will be speaking about William Branwhite Clarke, the subject of his recent publication This wonderfully strange country : Rev. W. B. Clarke, colonial scientist. https://www.anzmaps.org/event/sydney-map-group-18-february/


Top Image Details:
•Hagstrom's map of the Pacific and the Far East [cartographic material] : on Mercator's projection by Hagstrom Company, (1945?).
•Guanchzhou (F-49-35): Kitaĭ provint︠s︡ii︠a︡ Guandun / Generalʹnyĭ shtab by Soviet Union. Sovetskai︠a︡ Armii︠a︡. Generalʹnyĭ shtab Совет Унион. Советская Армия. Генеральный штаб.
•Orbis terrarum typus de integro multis in locis emendatus/auctore Petro Plancio 1594 ; Ioannes de Duetecum iunior fecit [i.e. engraved by Jan van Doetecum].
•Geography: a map of the world in three section, describing the polar regions to the tropics in which are traced the tracks of Lord Mulgrave and Captain Cook towards the North & south Pole and the torrid zone or tropical regions with the new discoveries in the South Sea , [ca. 1795]a