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Engravings from Modern Athens

The book Modern Athens, published in 1829, included almost 100 engravings, based on Thomas H Shepherd's drawings.  Most can be found on this web site - and several on the map below:

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Map linked to Engravings from Modern Athens, published in 1829

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Map with links to engravings in 'Modern Athens  -  published 1829

= engravings of Edinburgh New Town

   covering the area (from west to east) around:

-  Hanover Street

-  George Street

-  St Andrew Square

-  East End of Princes Street

-  Calton Hill

Map with links to engravings in 'Modern Athens'  -  published 1829

= engravings of Edinburgh Old Town

   covering the area (from west to east) around:

-  Edinburgh Castle

-  Grassmarket

-  Royal Mile

-  Holyrood Palace and Chapel



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Engravings from Modern Athens  -  Published 1829

Index                 View from Craigleith                View from Calton Hill

Around Edinburgh

Distant Views

Old Town

New Town






Engravings from Modern Athens

Published 1829

Engraving in 'Modern Athens'  -  Craigmillar Castle

Around Edinburgh

Engraving in 'Modern Athens'  -  Calton Hill and North Bridge

Distant Views

Engraving in 'Modern Athens'  -  The Royal Institution from Princes Street

Edinburgh -  New Town

Engraving in 'Modern Athens'  -  West Bow

Edinburgh - Old Town

Engraving in Modern Athens  -  Leith Harbour, Signal Tower


Engraving in 'Modern Athens'  -  St Giles Church and the Lawnmarket


Engraving in 'Modern Athens'  -  Edinburgh Academy, Hamilton Place