This picture plan shows:
(the road at the top of the picture)
( the road running parallel), comprising:.
Holyrood Palace running through the borough of the
Canongate to the
Nether Bow Port, then
from the Nether Bow Port within the walls of Edinburgh to
This is the earliest known fairly
authentic view of Edinburgh. It illustrates an attack on the city,
believed to be by the Earl of Hertford in 1544, whose English
troops burnt most of the town.