An attractive detailed eighteenth century map of Monmouthshire extending to Bristol in the south east corner. Following the success of the earlier published ‘Large English Atlas’, Emanuel Bowen and Thomas Kitchin undertook a ‘smaller’ folio version entitled the ‘Royal English Atlas’. It was not a commercial success and as such is much rarer than its predecessor. Indeed the first edition is only known in 6 examples. The imprint below the map indicates that this example is in its second state as issued in the second edition dated to c.1778. The imprint bears a wonderful collection of the key cartographers of the day. A good example of a very rare map. Provenance: Doreen Green 1989. Hodson 234 p. 24 state 2; Michael (1985) p. 47; Shirley BL T.Bow-4b; Worms & Baynton-Williams (2011).