Edinburgh Old Town and

 Bank of Scotland


Engraving from Modern Athens - published 1829

Edinburgh Old Town and Bank of Scotland  -  from Princes Street

Engraving in 'Modern Athens'  -  Edinburgh Old Town and Bank of Scotland from Princes Street

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Drawn by Thomas H Shepherd

Engraved by S Lacey



Edinburgh Old Town & The Bank of Scotland

Here is a view looking to the south from what is now the junction of Princes Street and Waverley Bridge.

-  In the background on the skyline is St Giles church.

-  Below is the old town of Edinburgh, with the large Royal Exchange building housing the Council Chambers, prominent on the left.

-  The road on the left is to become the site of Waverley Bridge, when the railway arrives in the 1840s.

-  The dark area (lower right) is East Princes Street Gardens.

-  The light building (upper right) is the Head Office of Bank of Scotland.

Please click here to read comments on Old Edinburgh, taken from the book Modern Athens in which these engravings appeared.



Engravings from Modern Athens  -  Published 1829

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