Internally the main difference is that the copper plates for the county maps have been cut down to facilitate the removal of the side panels of antiquities. The maps themselves have been updated with the addition of a few more roads and alteration of the mileage figures throughout to reflect the measured mile of Ogilby, rather than the computed mile. Hodson records a few additional place names to some maps and other minor revisions. All of this work as stated in the title page was carried out by Emanuel Bowen (1693?-1767). The atlas was priced at 7s. 6d. The last recorded reference to the work is in a catalogue by John Bowles in 1768.
Of the 1000 copies of the title printed, it is doubted all were used, the competition no doubt proved too much. This is judged from the number of surviving examples; Burden Collection (2); Admiralty Library Vd.71; National Library of Wales W.381 (incomplete, ex Clive A. Burden Ltd.); private American collection; this example. Provenance: private English collection. The example recorded by Hodson in the Worthing Public Library was sold some time ago. Chubb (1927) 163; not in ESTC; Hodson (1984-97) 178.
H. Moll's British Atlas: Or, Pocket Maps of all the Counties in England and Wales. In which are carefully laid down All the Great Roads, and the Principal Cross Roads in each County, with the Distances from Town to Town. Composed and Engraved By Herman Moll, Geographer; And lately revised and improved, with the Addition of many Hundred Places, by Emanuel Bowen, Geographer to His Majesty