In about 1748 Hinton employed the engravers Emanuel Bowen and Thomas Kitchin to engrave the maps. Hinton had already employed Bowen for the maps in the ‘Universal Magazine’ from 1747. In May 1749 Hinton announced the publication of the map of Sussex and stated that the balance would be published at the rate of one a month. By 1752 or 1753 he sold his interest and the twenty-eight maps produced to date to the printseller John Tinney. By May 1756 he too felt the financial strains of the project and brought in the most successful printsellers of the time, Thomas Bowles, John Bowles and Son and Robert Sayer. Hodson 221 provides a thorough account of the complex history of this atlas, which was finally completed and issued with a title-page in c.1762. Because of the drawn out nature of the publication earlier states of some of the maps do exist. However, the first edition c.1760 should contain maps in state ‘a’ according to Hodson all bearing the names of the four partners. Hodson (1984-97) II p. 130.
An Accurate Map of the Counties of Gloucester and Monmouth