Edinburgh from the south

c.1649

View of Edinburgh from the South  -  c.1649

  Reproduced with acknowledgement to David Sholto Lewis, Concord, New South Wales, Australia

 

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     View of Edinburgh from the South  -  c.1649

 

Edinburgh from the South

c.1649

Thank you to David Sholto Lewis for allowing me to reproduce this view of Edinburgh from the south.  The engraving measures 194mm x 347mm.

This view is similar to the view of Edinburgh from the South, 1670, but with some differences, as noted by David below.

David wrote

The View

"In this view, there is:

-  no Heriot's Hospital

-  no Parliament building

-  no evidence of carriages

-  no University

-  no wall from the back of Edinburgh Castle."

David Sholto Lewis, Concord, New South Wales, Australia:  August 14, 2007

The Shield

"The top left hand corner has the French Coronation Crown sitting upon a shield of a rampant lion in sinister and relates to the coronation of Francis II, Dauphin of France who, married Mary Stuart, Queen of Scotland and of the day, France."

David Sholto Lewis, Concord, New South Wales, Australia:  August 3, 2007

The Date

David thought, from the details above, that this engraving might date from around 1560.

However, the same engraving appears on the web site of the National LIbrary of Scotland map room, with a date approx 1649 attributed to it.

 

 

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