Towards the end of last year I split a copy of John Cary's New and Correct English Atlas. The 1793 edition. The atlas had an interesting provenance with a link to the Catholic faith. From the manuscript note in the atlas I was able to establish that the atlas had once belonged to John Hobson Matthews born in 1858 in Croydon. He was educated at schools at Blackheath, London and Cambridge. He worked for a while for a shipping firm in Malta and in 1877 joined the Roman Catholic Church before practising as a solicitor in Cardiff.
The atlas note explained that the places on each map underlined in red ink are those in which a Catholic mission had been established between the era of the Reformation and the year 1840. Thanks to the Dictionary of Welsh Biography you can read a lot more about John Hobson Matthews who died in 1914, the year the First World War started. There is still a good selection of English county maps from this atlas available which you will find listed on their appropriate county page.