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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First sketch of a geological map of Australia including Tasmania, 1876 by R. Brough Smyth, Secretary for Mines and Chief Inspector of Mines for the Colony of Victoria Z/M3 804caq/1876/1 Source: State Library of New South Wales

Latest News

Newsletter 126, August 2021, is now available on our website, along with all newsletter back issues. 

Wed 14 Jul 12:00 pm AEST / 2:00 pm NZST In the second instalment of this year’s ANZMapS Webinar Series we will hear from experts talking about the latest innovations in the State and National mapping programs of Australia & NZ. Karl Baker – Land Information New Zealand Mapping New Zealand in 2021 – Respecting past and present products as we look to future! A presentation on maps and future possibilities… Dmitar Butrovski – Geoscience Australia Enabling Access to Geoscience … 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