EXCEEDINGLY RARE FIRST STATE. 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 the first state as only issued in the first edition. The imprint bears a wonderful collection of the cartographers of the day ‘Printed for T[homas]. Bowles in St. Pauls Church Yard, J[ohn] Bowles & Son. and Mess. [Elizabeth] Bakewell & [Henry] Parker in Cornhill, H[enry] Overton without Newgate, T[homas] Kitchin on Holborn Hill, R[obert] Sayer & J[ohn] Ryall & in Fleet Street. A good example of an extremely rare map KNOWN IN ONLY 6 EXAMPLES. Hodson 233 p. 25 state 1; Shirley BL T.Bow-4a; Worms & Baynton-Williams (2011).