Engraving published in London  -  c.1840

The National Monument


The National Monument and Observatory on Calton Hill

Engraving by T Dick after G Kemp  -  Published in London, c.1840  -  The National Monument and Observatory in Calton Hill

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The National Monument on Calton Hill

This engraving is by T Dick after G Kemp.  It was published in London c.1840. 

It shows the National Monument on Calton Hill, partially completed.  It was proposed to finance this monument by public subscription from throughout Scotland, but the funds were soon exhausted so the monument was never completed.

The building in the background is the Observatory, also on Calton Hill.  It is still used today [2004] by amateur enthusiasts from  the Astronomical Society of Edinburgh