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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MAP OF THE MONTH



Authorized map of the Second Byrd Antarctic Expedition, 1934, by George Annand [New York] : G. F. Corp, [1934] M2 180/1934/1 Source: State Library of New South Wales

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The ANZMAPS yahoogroups email list, along with all groups on Yahoogroups, be closed down by Yahoo on Tue 15 Dec 2020. We have now set up a replacement email list for the Society, hosted by groups.io Visit the list’s home page at https://groups.io/g/anzmaps for details on how to subscribe to the list, and how to post messages. Anyone is welcome to join the email list, but we encourage everyone to become financial members of the Society too, for maximum benefits. … read more

Mapping Pacific Places – Due to Covid restrictions now in place, ANZMapS 2020 has been remodeled as an online event, to be streamed by the National Library of Australia, on Thursday September 10. Details of how to view the talks and ask questions of speakers to follow soon. This will be a free online event open to all. “When Magellan entered the Pacific in 1520 he could not have imagined the magnitude of the Pacific Ocean, which he believed could be crossed in a few weeks. … read more


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