The Canongate


Engraving from Modern Athens - published 1829

Looking to the west up the Canongate

Engraving from 'Modern Athens'  -  hand-coloured  -  The Canongate

  Reproduced with acknowledgement to Ian Smith


Drawn by Thomas H Shepherd

Engraved by W Tombleson



The Canongate  -  looking west

The book Modern Athens describes the Canongate, shown in the engraving above:

"The houses represented in the engraving are chiefly remarkable for their irregular appearance;  but their lofty stories and diversified outlines contrast strongly with the new designs and long unbroken fronts of the modern streets of Edinburgh."  [This was written in 1829]



Engravings from Modern Athens  -  Published 1829

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