The Map Collector magazine was founded by Ronald Vere Tooley in 1977. Over the next two decades it built a reputation as a highly respected resource on the history of cartography and collecting antique maps. Each issue contains a wealth of information written by the most respected researchers, collectors and dealers. These issues cover many topics including the discovery of Australia, cigarette card maps, review of major library collections, Italian atlases 1770-1830, the Cary family, Armada maps, and title pages. Included with the set is the Index, which provides a great reference tool.