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Historical Maps of Australia and the Pacific



[Ambon, Netherlands East Indies] - Tan Toey Prisoners of War Camp 1943 (429K)
"Sketch Map of Tan Toey Prisoners of War Camp, Amboina" from Allied Geographical Section, Southwest Pacific Area. Area Study of Ambon Island, Terrain Study No. 45, 13 January 1943.

Amerikanischen Polynesien [American Polynesia] 1859 (1.1MB)
From Petermann's Mittheilungen 1859.

Arhno Island 1890 (113K)
From "The Earth and Its Inhabitants, Oceania" by Elisee Reclus, Edited by A.H. Keane, New York: D. Appleton and Company, 1890.

Australia and New Zealand since 1788 (370K) [p.172]
From The Historical Atlas by William R. Shepherd, 1911.

Australia Southeast 1832 (871K)
"Map of the SouthEast portion of Australia, showing the progress of discovery, in the interior of New South Wales, to 1832." from The Journal of the Royal Geographical Society, Volume 2, 1832 to accompany "Recent Information from Australia. From communications made to the Royal Geographical Society."

Australia, Proposed Divisions 1838 (379K)
"Australia, according to the Proposed divisions." from The Journal of the Royal Geographical Society, Volume 8, 1838 to accompany "Considerations on the Political Geography and Geographical Nomenclature of Australia by Captain Vetch, Royal Engineers, F.R.S."

Australia 1860 (742K)
"Australia" with inset maps of "Sydney Harbour" and "Port Phillip and Geelong Harbours". from Stones, William. My First Voyage: A Book for Youth. Second Edition. London: Simpkin, Marshall & Co. 1860.

Australia Northwest 1885 (296K)
"Physical Sketch Map of Northwest Australia showing the surface characteristics of the country and discoveries of the most recent explorers." from the Scottish Geographical Magazine. Published by the Scottish Geographical Society and edited by Hugh A. Webster and Arthur Silva White. Volume I, 1885.

Australia 1916
From the map "Commonwealth of Australia", published with the Official Year Book of the Commonwealth of Australia, Melbourne: McCarron, Bird and Co., 1916.
  • New South Wales
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  • Northern Territory
  • (1.36MB)
  • Queensland
  • (3.44MB)
  • South Australia
  • (1.45MB)
  • Tasmania
  • (423K)
  • Victoria
  • (832K)
  • Western Australia
  • (3.44MB)

    Cocos or Keeling Islands 1889 (194K)
    From the Scottish Geographical Magazine. Published by the Scottish Geographical Society and edited by James Geikie and Arthur Silva White. Volume V, 1889.

    Kadavu (Fiji Islands) 1889 (286K)
    From the Scottish Geographical Magazine. Published by the Scottish Geographical Society and edited by James Geikie and Arthur Silva White. Volume V, 1889.

    Marshall Archipelago 1890 (106K)
    From "The Earth and Its Inhabitants, Oceania" by Elisee Reclus, Edited by A.H. Keane, New York: D. Appleton and Company, 1890.

    New Zealand 1832 (160K)
    "New Zealand" from The Journal of the Royal Geographical Society, Volume 2, 1832 to accompany "Notices of New Zealand. From Original Documents in the Colonial Office. Communicated by R.W. Hay, Esq."

    New Zealand, North Island 1913 (514K)
    "New Zealand, North Island" and "Tasmania" from A Literary and Historical Atlas of Africa and Australasia, by J.G. Bartholomew. 1913.

    New Zealand, South Island 1913 (547K)
    "New Zealand, South Island" from A Literary and Historical Atlas of Africa and Australasia, by J.G. Bartholomew. 1913.

    Pacific Islands [Geographical Handbook Series] 1943-1945
    Maps from "Pacific Islands" [Geographical Handbook Series]. Great Britain. Admiralty. Naval Intelligence Division, 1943-1945.

    Pacific Ocean 1589 (6MB)
    Maris Pacifici... by Abraham Ortelius. Antwerp, [Plantin Press], 1589 [1590-1592] [first state, first issue]. Map courtesy Dorothy Sloan-Rare Books, Austin, Texas

    Pelew Islands 1890 (144K)
    From "The Earth and Its Inhabitants, Oceania" by Elisee Reclus, Edited by A.H. Keane, New York: D. Appleton and Company, 1890.

    Ponape Island 1890 (129K)
    From "The Earth and Its Inhabitants, Oceania" by Elisee Reclus, Edited by A.H. Keane, New York: D. Appleton and Company, 1890.

    R.L. Stevenson in the South Seas 1913 (255K)
    "R.L Stevenson in the South Seas"with the inset map of"Samoa"" from A Literary and Historical Atlas of Africa and Australasia, by J.G. Bartholomew. 1913.

    Ruk Island [Truk] 1890 (170K)
    From "The Earth and Its Inhabitants, Oceania" by Elisee Reclus, Edited by A.H. Keane, New York: D. Appleton and Company, 1890.

    Samoa Islands 1889 (349K)
    From the Scottish Geographical Magazine. Published by the Scottish Geographical Society and edited by James Geikie and Arthur Silva White. Volume V, 1889.

    Tasmania 1913 (514K)
    "New Zealand, North Island" and "Tasmania" from A Literary and Historical Atlas of Africa and Australasia, by J.G. Bartholomew. 1913.

    Tasmania West 1865 (839K)
    "West Tasmania" from Mittheilungen aus Justus Perthes' Geographischer Anstalt uber Wichtige Neue Erforschungen auf dem Gesammtgebiete der Geographie von Dr. A. Petermann. Volume 11, tafel 3, 1865

    Tongatabu Island [Tonga] 1943 (672K)
    Portion of a topographic map, original scale 1:125,000 U.S. Army Map Service 1943.

    World War II Maps of the Asia-Pacific Theater (30 Maps)

    Yap Island 1890 (150K)
    From "The Earth and Its Inhabitants, Oceania" by Elisee Reclus, Edited by A.H. Keane, New York: D. Appleton and Company, 1890.


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