Edinburgh Castle

+ Free Church College (left)

+ National Galleries (centre)

Engraving  -   Published 1860s

Engraving in 'Modern Athens'  -  Edinburgh New Town from Ramsay Garden

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Edinburgh Castle

This attractive little engraving appeared in Views of Edinburgh & Its Vicinity, published by Banks & Co, probably in the 1860s.  My edition has a message in ink written on the frontispiece and dated April 11 1869.  This booklet has a soft cover, titled Views in the Edinburgh District.

In this view, the Edinburgh to Glasgow railway can be seen passing through Princes Street Gardens and beneath the National Gallery of Scotland.  The buildings in this view are:

TOP CENTRE:  Edinburgh Castle on Castle Rock.

TOP RIGHT:  St Cuthbert's Church, beside West Princes Street Gardens.

LEFT:  Free Church of Scotland College, Mound Place.

CENTRE:  National Gallery of Scotland, The Mound.

RIGHT:  The Royal Scottish Institution, The Mound.

East Princes Street Gardens are in the foreground



Drawn by Thomas H Shepherd

Engraved by J Rolph



Edinburgh New Town  -  from Ramsay Garden

The view above looks down from Ramsay Garden, Ramsay Garden - Late summer evening

on The Mound towards the Royal Institution Galleries Engraving in 'Modern Athens'  -  The Royal Institution from Princes Street and Princes Street.

In the foreground is the Rotunda, where panoramic views and dioramas where shown.

Please click here to see this view from the opposite direction  -  looking towards the Rotunda from the roof of the gallery.

Engraving from 'Old & New Edinburgh'  -  The Mound from  the roof of the Royal Institurion



Engravings from Modern Athens  -  Published 1829

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