This view looks from the
north, from Princes Street towards the Royal Institution, with Edinburgh
Castle just visible in the background.
The Royal Institution was
later named The Royal Scottish Academy.
To the south, immediately
behind the Royal Institution, but not visible in this engraving (possibly
because it had not yet been built!) is the Royal Scottish Academy.
These two galleries together are known as the
Galleries of Scotaland
This engraving appeared in
'The Pictorial History of Scotland' a large book in two volumes, dedicated
to Sir David Brewster,