Honorary Advisory Board

Peter Barber
Map Librarian of the British Library

Peter Barber became responsible for maps in the Department of Manuscripts shortly after joining the British Library in 1975. In 1987 he transferred to the Map Library as Deputy Map Librarian and succeeded Tony Campbell as Head of Map Collections. He co-edited Tales from the Map Room (1993), which accompanied the BBC television series, and The Lie of the Land, which accompanied the British Library exhibition (2001). A Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries, the Royal Historical Society, and the Royal Geographical Society, he has published extensively on medieval mappaemundi, on mapping in Tudor and early Stuart England and on the British Library’s map collections.

Matthew Edney
Faculty Scholar, Osher Map Library

Matthew took a BSc in Geography at University College London before moving to the USA to pursue an MS (Cartography) and PhD (Geography) at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He has taught at SUNY-Binghamton (1990-1995) and the University of Southern Maine (1995 to present), where he is Associate Professor of Geography-Anthropology and American & New England Studies & Faculty Scholar, Osher Map Library and Smith Center for Cartographic Education. He is the author of Mapping an Empire: The Geographical Construction of British India, 1765-1843 (Chicago, 1997) and many articles in the history of cartography. Currently he is researching the colonial mapping of New England and is a co-editor of Volume 4 of The History of Cartography (eighteenth century).

Francis Herbert
Curator of Maps at the Royal Geographical Society (with Institute of British Geographers)

Francis has worked in the Map Room of the RGS for over 30 years. For nearly 10 years he was the Research Editor for The Map Collector, and was a member of the Editorial Advisory Board for Mercator’s World from inception in 1996 to its demise in 2002. Since 1976 he has compiled an annual bibliography on the literature of the history of cartography for Imago Mundi: the international journal for the history of cartography. He was President of the Society for the History of Discoveries from 1997 to 1999.

Alice Hudson
Chief of the Map Division at the New York Public Library

Alice is a geography graduate from Middle Tennessee State University, and received a Master of Library Sciences from Peabody College of Vanderbilt University. She joined the Map Division in September 1970, and was appointed Chief in 1981. Alice has been Curator of several map exhibitions held by the Library, including “Mapping the New World,” the Christopher Columbus Quincentenary exhibit (1996). Alice is a member of the American Library Association, Map and Geography Round Table; Special Libraries
Association, Geography and Map Division, and Society of Woman Geographers.

Peter van der Krogt
Researcher in the History of Cartography, Explokart Research Program, University of Utrecht

Peter van der Krogt (University of Utrecht, Ph.D. 1989) is researcher in the History of Cartography, Explokart Research Program, Faculty of Geo-Sciences, University of Utrecht. He is the author of several monographs, including Globi Neerlandici, the Atlas Blaeu-Van der Hem (3 of 5 volumes published) and Koeman’s Atlantes Neerlandici (3 of 10 volumes published). His research interests lie in the history of the Dutch commercial cartography from the 16th to the 19th century.

Editorial Board

Ashley & Miles Baynton-Williams

The brothers both had their introduction to antique maps at their father’s knee. Roger Baynton-Williams is a second-generation map-dealer, now based in Arundel. Both brothers work in the trade, specializing in map cataloguing, with Miles particularly interested in web-design and web-catalogues. In 1999 they launched an internet magazine devoted to antique maps, MapForum.com, which has now evolved into this printed journal. Ashley has a particular interest in British mappublishing up to 1783.

April Carlucci
Curator of Modern Maps at the British Library

April earned her Master of Library Science degree at the State University of New York at Albany. Subsequently she catalogued two important historical map collections: first at the Morristown Public Library (General Washington’s headquarters during part of the Revolutionary War) and then at the New Jersey collection, Rutgers University Library. She joined the Map Division of the New York Public Library as a temporary cataloguer of Latin American maps, and became assistant to the Chief of the Division. April then moved on to the British Library and is now Cataloguing Manager and Curator of Modern Maps.

Debbie Hall
Map Curator at the British Library

Debbie studied Geography at St Hugh’s College, Oxford and then spent four years working in the Map Room of the Royal Geographical Society (with IBG) in London. Since 1998 she has worked as a Curator in the Map Library of the British Library. Her interests include nineteenth and twentieth century mapping, silk escape maps of WWII and Russian mapping.

Jason Hubbard
Researcher and Author

Jason Hubbard is a graduate of the University of the Americas in Mexico, and holds a Masters in Business Administration. He was raised in Mexico and spent a total of 30 years in Latin America (Mexico, Panama & Brazil). He subsequently worked for Polaroid, in the Far East, Europe and the United States. Jason began collecting maps in the early 1970s and eventually concentrated on the European mapping of Japan. On that subject, he co-authored a carto-bibliography published in Japan, A Cartographic Image, edited by Lutz Walter. He has been published in Imago Mundi, the IMCoS Journal, and has produced a number of collations for MapForum.com.

Nancy Kandoian
Map cataloguer, New York Public Library

A geography graduate of Mount Holyoke College, she earned her library degree (M.L.S.) at Rutgers University. She has worked in the Map Division since 1978. Nancy is currently chair of the Cataloging and Classification Committee of the Map and Geography Round Table of the American Library Association. Her research interests include the cataloguing of early printed maps and primary sources for the location and description of Armenian villages in the late 19th and early 20th century Ottoman Empire.

Nick Millea
Map Librarian at the Bodleian Library

Nick received his degree in Geography from the University of Newcastle upon Tyne, and Postgraduate diploma in Library and Information Studies from Manchester Polytechnic. He was Map Curator at the University of Sussex from 1990 to 1992, and has been Map Librarian at the Bodleian since 1992. Nick is on the editorial board of the Cartographic
Journal. He has been a member of BRICMICS (British and Irish Committee for Map Information and Cataloguing Systems) since 1992, and Chairman of the Groupe des Cartothécaires de LIBER Working Group for Education since 2000. He was a founder member of The Oxford Seminars in Cartography in 1993.

Anne Taylor
Head of the Map Department, Cambridge University Library

Anne studied geography at Reading University and Librarianship at the College of Librarianship, Wales. She has worked in the Department of Geography at Royal Holloway and Bedford New College (University of London), and then as Curator of Modern Mapping at the British Library Map Library. Since 1997 she has been Head of the Map Department at Cambridge University Library.