Prospecturs Ewitatis Edinburgenae a praedio Dean dicto. The Prospect of Edinbrugh from ye Dean. 2.This plate is most humbly Inscribed to ye Hon.ble Sr James Stewart of Goodtrees, Bartt. His Majesties Solicitor Generall for Scotland & representative of ye Said City in the last Parliament of Queen Ann.
Copper engraving. Plate 272 x 420mm. 10¾ x 16½". Fold vertically through centre, as issued.
Edinburgh from the Village of Dean. Left of the castle is a row of steeples - St Giles' Cathedral, the Tron Church, the Netherbow Port, the Tolbooth, and the Chapel Royal of the Palace of Holyroodhouse. Below the city is North (or 'Nor') Loch, with St Cuthbert's Church to the right. Edinburgh's extinct volcano, Arthur's Seat, is in the far left background, and the Pentland Hills are faintly visible behind the city spires. Heriot's Hospital is to the right of the castle mound. Plate from John Slezer's 1718 edition of 'Theatrum Scotiae'.
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