engraving plate is dated 1870, but it is thought to have been
based on a drawing probably made some years earlier as some of the
buildings shown were destroyed by Cromwell in 1650.
Cowan and Harry R G Inglis, 'The Early Views and Maps of
Edinburgh', Scottish Geographical Magazine, Vol XXXV, Published by
the Royal Scottish Geographical Society, 1919.
Here is another view of Edinburgh from
the south, this one dated
c.1649 by the National LIbrary of Scotland Map Room.
Some buildings are the same as on both maps. Others are