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Old Edinburgh

By the first half of the 18th century, Edinburgh was one of Europe's most densely populated and overcrowded towns. Various social classes shared the same urban space, even inhabiting the same tenement buildings with lower classes occupying cellars and garrets, and the more established classes occupied the more expensive middle stories.

In the second half of the 18th century, the city was at the heart of the Scottish Enlightenment. It became a "hotbed of genius", a major intellectual center, "Athens of the North" because of its numerous neo-classical buildings and reputation for learning, recalling ancient Athens.

From the 1770s onwards, the professional and business classes gradually deserted the Old Town in favor of one-family residences of the New Town, changing the city's social character. "Unity of social feeling was one of the most valuable heritages of old Edinburgh, and its disappearance was widely and properly lamented."

Although Edinburgh's traditional industries of printing, brewing, and distilling continued to grow in the 19th century and were joined by new rubber works and engineering works, there was little industrialization compared with other cities in Britain. The Old Town became an increasingly dilapidated and overcrowded slum so Lord Provost William Chambers in the 1860s began the transformation of the central part of the city into the Victorian Old Town that exists today.
North Bridge from "Cassell's Old and New Edinburgh, etc"
1632
1632
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1930
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The Scott Monument under Construction

The Scott Monument under Construction

Robert Adamson, David Octavius Hill..1843..Accession no. PGP HA 424 .Medium Calotype print .Size 20.10 x 14.90 cm .Credit Provenance unknown..For more information please select here ( http://www.nationalgalleri... more

Return of Charles I to London after the Coronation at Edinburgh

Return of Charles I to London after the Coronation at Edinburgh

Nicholas Briot (French, 1579–1646, active England after 1633)

Setting out from Edinburgh on the Tour (Picturesque Beauties of Boswell, Part the Second)

Setting out from Edinburgh on the Tour (Picturesque Beauties of Boswel...

Thomas Rowlandson (British, London 1757–1827 London)

Walking Up the High Street, Edinburgh (Picturesque Beauties of Boswell, Part the First)

Walking Up the High Street, Edinburgh (Picturesque Beauties of Boswell...

Thomas Rowlandson (British, London 1757–1827 London)

The constancy of Tom Jones subdued by the charms of Black Moll..., illustration to Henry Fielding's "The History of Tom Jones, a Foundling" (Edinburgh, 1791), Vol. I (Book V, chapter 10)

The constancy of Tom Jones subdued by the charms of Black Moll..., ill...

Thomas Rowlandson (British, London 1757–1827 London)

Tom Jones detects the Philsopher in Black Molls Bed Chamber..., illustration to Henry Fielding's "The History of Tom Jones, a Foundling" (Edinburgh, 1791), Vol. I (Book I, chapter 5)

Tom Jones detects the Philsopher in Black Molls Bed Chamber..., illust...

Thomas Rowlandson (British, London 1757–1827 London)

Partridge cruelly accused and maltreated by his Wife &..., illustration to Henry Fielding's "The History of Tom Jones, a Foundling" (Edinburgh, 1791), Vol. I (Book I, chapter 4)

Partridge cruelly accused and maltreated by his Wife &..., illustratio...

Thomas Rowlandson (British, London 1757–1827 London)

The infant Jones found in the bed of Mr. Allworthy..., illustration to Henry Fielding's "The History of Tom Jones, a Foundling" (Edinburgh, 1791), Vol. I (Book I, chapter 3)

The infant Jones found in the bed of Mr. Allworthy..., illustration to...

Thomas Rowlandson (British, London 1757–1827 London)

Edinburgh from "Poems, chiefly in the Scottish Dialect, on Various Subjects. [With plates, including a portrait.]"

Edinburgh from "Poems, chiefly in the Scottish Dialect, on Various Sub...

This image has been taken from scan 000020 from "Poems, chiefly in the Scottish Dialect, on Various Subjects. [With plates, including a portrait.]". The title and subject terms of this image have been generated... more

Edinburgh.
Edinburgh from "The History of Scotland ... embellished with elegant engravings"

Edinburgh from "The History of Scotland ... embellished with elegant e...

This image has been taken from scan 000428 from "The History of Scotland ... embellished with elegant engravings". The title and subject terms of this image have been generated from tags, created by users of th... more

map from "The History of Edinburgh, from the earliest accounts, to ... 1780 ... To which is added, a sketch of the improvements of the city, from 1780 to 1816. Embellished with an elegant plan of the city"

map from "The History of Edinburgh, from the earliest accounts, to ......

This image has been taken from scan 000006 from "The History of Edinburgh, from the earliest accounts, to ... 1780 ... To which is added, a sketch of the improvements of the city, from 1780 to 1816. Embellished... more

map from "[The History of Edinburgh, from the earliest accounts, to ... 1780 ... To which is added, a sketch of the improvements of the city, from 1780 to 1816. Embellished with an elegant plan of the city.]"

map from "[The History of Edinburgh, from the earliest accounts, to .....

This image has been taken from scan 000010 from "[The History of Edinburgh, from the earliest accounts, to ... 1780 ... To which is added, a sketch of the improvements of the city, from 1780 to 1816. Embellishe... more

View of a lake or river with a sailboat

View of a lake or river with a sailboat

David Octavius Hill (British, Perth, Scotland 1802–1870 Edinburgh, Scotland)

View of a Waterfall (recto); Landscape Study (verso)

View of a Waterfall (recto); Landscape Study (verso)

David Octavius Hill (British, Perth, Scotland 1802–1870 Edinburgh, Scotland)

View of a river with a promenade

View of a river with a promenade

David Octavius Hill (British, Perth, Scotland 1802–1870 Edinburgh, Scotland)

View of Fingal's Cave

View of Fingal's Cave

David Octavius Hill (British, Perth, Scotland 1802–1870 Edinburgh, Scotland)

View of the Thames with Figures in Foreground

View of the Thames with Figures in Foreground

David Octavius Hill (British, Perth, Scotland 1802–1870 Edinburgh, Scotland)

Edinburgh from "Modern Athens, displayed in a series of views; or, Edinburgh in the nineteenth century; exhibiting the whole of the new buildings, modern improvements, antiquities, & picturesque scenery of the Scottish metropolis & its environs, from original drawings by Mr. T. H. Shepherd. With historical, topographical & critical illustrations [by John Britton]"

Edinburgh from "Modern Athens, displayed in a series of views; or, Edi...

This image has been taken from scan 000174 from "Modern Athens, displayed in a series of views; or, Edinburgh in the nineteenth century; exhibiting the whole of the new buildings, modern improvements, antiquiti... more

Water of Leith from "Modern Athens, displayed in a series of views; or, Edinburgh in the nineteenth century; exhibiting the whole of the new buildings, modern improvements, antiquities, & picturesque scenery of the Scottish metropolis & its environs, from original drawings by Mr. T. H. Shepherd. With historical, topographical & critical illustrations [by John Britton]"

Water of Leith from "Modern Athens, displayed in a series of views; or...

This image has been taken from scan 000163 from "Modern Athens, displayed in a series of views; or, Edinburgh in the nineteenth century; exhibiting the whole of the new buildings, modern improvements, antiquiti... more

Old Town from "Modern Athens, displayed in a series of views; or, Edinburgh in the nineteenth century; exhibiting the whole of the new buildings, modern improvements, antiquities, & picturesque scenery of the Scottish metropolis & its environs, from original drawings by Mr. T. H. Shepherd. With historical, topographical & critical illustrations [by John Britton]"

Old Town from "Modern Athens, displayed in a series of views; or, Edin...

This image has been taken from scan 000059 from "Modern Athens, displayed in a series of views; or, Edinburgh in the nineteenth century; exhibiting the whole of the new buildings, modern improvements, antiquiti... more

seat of the Duke of Argyll, chief of Clan Campbell from "Modern Athens, displayed in a series of views; or, Edinburgh in the nineteenth century; exhibiting the whole of the new buildings, modern improvements, antiquities, & picturesque scenery of the Scottish metropolis & its environs, from original drawings by Mr. T. H. Shepherd. With historical, topographical & critical illustrations [by John Britton]"

seat of the Duke of Argyll, chief of Clan Campbell from "Modern Athens...

This image has been taken from scan 000216 from "Modern Athens, displayed in a series of views; or, Edinburgh in the nineteenth century; exhibiting the whole of the new buildings, modern improvements, antiquiti... more

Edinburgh from "Modern Athens, displayed in a series of views; or, Edinburgh in the nineteenth century; exhibiting the whole of the new buildings, modern improvements, antiquities, & picturesque scenery of the Scottish metropolis & its environs, from original drawings by Mr. T. H. Shepherd. With historical, topographical & critical illustrations [by John Britton]"

Edinburgh from "Modern Athens, displayed in a series of views; or, Edi...

This image has been taken from scan 000031 from "Modern Athens, displayed in a series of views; or, Edinburgh in the nineteenth century; exhibiting the whole of the new buildings, modern improvements, antiquiti... more

Edinburgh from "Modern Athens, displayed in a series of views; or, Edinburgh in the nineteenth century; exhibiting the whole of the new buildings, modern improvements, antiquities, & picturesque scenery of the Scottish metropolis & its environs, from original drawings by Mr. T. H. Shepherd. With historical, topographical & critical illustrations [by John Britton]"

Edinburgh from "Modern Athens, displayed in a series of views; or, Edi...

This image has been taken from scan 000087 from "Modern Athens, displayed in a series of views; or, Edinburgh in the nineteenth century; exhibiting the whole of the new buildings, modern improvements, antiquiti... more

Airth Castle from "Modern Athens, displayed in a series of views; or, Edinburgh in the nineteenth century; exhibiting the whole of the new buildings, modern improvements, antiquities, & picturesque scenery of the Scottish metropolis & its environs, from original drawings by Mr. T. H. Shepherd. With historical, topographical & critical illustrations [by John Britton]"

Airth Castle from "Modern Athens, displayed in a series of views; or, ...

This image has been taken from scan 000304 from "Modern Athens, displayed in a series of views; or, Edinburgh in the nineteenth century; exhibiting the whole of the new buildings, modern improvements, antiquiti... more

Register Office from "Modern Athens, displayed in a series of views; or, Edinburgh in the nineteenth century; exhibiting the whole of the new buildings, modern improvements, antiquities, & picturesque scenery of the Scottish metropolis & its environs, from original drawings by Mr. T. H. Shepherd. With historical, topographical & critical illustrations [by John Britton]"

Register Office from "Modern Athens, displayed in a series of views; o...

This image has been taken from scan 000111 from "Modern Athens, displayed in a series of views; or, Edinburgh in the nineteenth century; exhibiting the whole of the new buildings, modern improvements, antiquiti... more

former seat of the Duke of Buccleuch from "Modern Athens, displayed in a series of views; or, Edinburgh in the nineteenth century; exhibiting the whole of the new buildings, modern improvements, antiquities, & picturesque scenery of the Scottish metropolis & its environs, from original drawings by Mr. T. H. Shepherd. With historical, topographical & critical illustrations [by John Britton]"

former seat of the Duke of Buccleuch from "Modern Athens, displayed in...

This image has been taken from scan 000204 from "Modern Athens, displayed in a series of views; or, Edinburgh in the nineteenth century; exhibiting the whole of the new buildings, modern improvements, antiquiti... more

Water of Leith from "Modern Athens, displayed in a series of views; or, Edinburgh in the nineteenth century; exhibiting the whole of the new buildings, modern improvements, antiquities, & picturesque scenery of the Scottish metropolis & its environs, from original drawings by Mr. T. H. Shepherd. With historical, topographical & critical illustrations [by John Britton]"

Water of Leith from "Modern Athens, displayed in a series of views; or...

This image has been taken from scan 000045 from "Modern Athens, displayed in a series of views; or, Edinburgh in the nineteenth century; exhibiting the whole of the new buildings, modern improvements, antiquiti... more

Craigleith from "Modern Athens, displayed in a series of views; or, Edinburgh in the nineteenth century; exhibiting the whole of the new buildings, modern improvements, antiquities, & picturesque scenery of the Scottish metropolis & its environs, from original drawings by Mr. T. H. Shepherd. With historical, topographical & critical illustrations [by John Britton]"

Craigleith from "Modern Athens, displayed in a series of views; or, Ed...

This image has been taken from scan 000077 from "Modern Athens, displayed in a series of views; or, Edinburgh in the nineteenth century; exhibiting the whole of the new buildings, modern improvements, antiquiti... more

Gordon Castle from "Modern Athens, displayed in a series of views; or, Edinburgh in the nineteenth century; exhibiting the whole of the new buildings, modern improvements, antiquities, & picturesque scenery of the Scottish metropolis & its environs, from original drawings by Mr. T. H. Shepherd. With historical, topographical & critical illustrations [by John Britton]"

Gordon Castle from "Modern Athens, displayed in a series of views; or,...

This image has been taken from scan 000228 from "Modern Athens, displayed in a series of views; or, Edinburgh in the nineteenth century; exhibiting the whole of the new buildings, modern improvements, antiquiti... more

Perthshire from "Modern Athens, displayed in a series of views; or, Edinburgh in the nineteenth century; exhibiting the whole of the new buildings, modern improvements, antiquities, & picturesque scenery of the Scottish metropolis & its environs, from original drawings by Mr. T. H. Shepherd. With historical, topographical & critical illustrations [by John Britton]"

Perthshire from "Modern Athens, displayed in a series of views; or, Ed...

This image has been taken from scan 000284 from "Modern Athens, displayed in a series of views; or, Edinburgh in the nineteenth century; exhibiting the whole of the new buildings, modern improvements, antiquiti... more

Mingarry Castle from "Modern Athens, displayed in a series of views; or, Edinburgh in the nineteenth century; exhibiting the whole of the new buildings, modern improvements, antiquities, & picturesque scenery of the Scottish metropolis & its environs, from original drawings by Mr. T. H. Shepherd. With historical, topographical & critical illustrations [by John Britton]"

Mingarry Castle from "Modern Athens, displayed in a series of views; o...

This image has been taken from scan 000352 from "Modern Athens, displayed in a series of views; or, Edinburgh in the nineteenth century; exhibiting the whole of the new buildings, modern improvements, antiquiti... more

South Ayrshire from "Modern Athens, displayed in a series of views; or, Edinburgh in the nineteenth century; exhibiting the whole of the new buildings, modern improvements, antiquities, & picturesque scenery of the Scottish metropolis & its environs, from original drawings by Mr. T. H. Shepherd. With historical, topographical & critical illustrations [by John Britton]"

South Ayrshire from "Modern Athens, displayed in a series of views; or...

This image has been taken from scan 000336 from "Modern Athens, displayed in a series of views; or, Edinburgh in the nineteenth century; exhibiting the whole of the new buildings, modern improvements, antiquiti... more

Aberdeenshire from "Modern Athens, displayed in a series of views; or, Edinburgh in the nineteenth century; exhibiting the whole of the new buildings, modern improvements, antiquities, & picturesque scenery of the Scottish metropolis & its environs, from original drawings by Mr. T. H. Shepherd. With historical, topographical & critical illustrations [by John Britton]"

Aberdeenshire from "Modern Athens, displayed in a series of views; or,...

This image has been taken from scan 000328 from "Modern Athens, displayed in a series of views; or, Edinburgh in the nineteenth century; exhibiting the whole of the new buildings, modern improvements, antiquiti... more

Inchrye from "Modern Athens, displayed in a series of views; or, Edinburgh in the nineteenth century; exhibiting the whole of the new buildings, modern improvements, antiquities, & picturesque scenery of the Scottish metropolis & its environs, from original drawings by Mr. T. H. Shepherd. With historical, topographical & critical illustrations [by John Britton]"

Inchrye from "Modern Athens, displayed in a series of views; or, Edinb...

This image has been taken from scan 000220 from "Modern Athens, displayed in a series of views; or, Edinburgh in the nineteenth century; exhibiting the whole of the new buildings, modern improvements, antiquiti... more

Edinburgh from "Modern Athens, displayed in a series of views; or, Edinburgh in the nineteenth century; exhibiting the whole of the new buildings, modern improvements, antiquities, & picturesque scenery of the Scottish metropolis & its environs, from original drawings by Mr. T. H. Shepherd. With historical, topographical & critical illustrations [by John Britton]"

Edinburgh from "Modern Athens, displayed in a series of views; or, Edi...

This image has been taken from scan 000073 from "Modern Athens, displayed in a series of views; or, Edinburgh in the nineteenth century; exhibiting the whole of the new buildings, modern improvements, antiquiti... more

Roslin Castle from "Modern Athens, displayed in a series of views; or, Edinburgh in the nineteenth century; exhibiting the whole of the new buildings, modern improvements, antiquities, & picturesque scenery of the Scottish metropolis & its environs, from original drawings by Mr. T. H. Shepherd. With historical, topographical & critical illustrations [by John Britton]"

Roslin Castle from "Modern Athens, displayed in a series of views; or,...

This image has been taken from scan 000176 from "Modern Athens, displayed in a series of views; or, Edinburgh in the nineteenth century; exhibiting the whole of the new buildings, modern improvements, antiquiti... more

Edinburgh from "Modern Athens, displayed in a series of views; or, Edinburgh in the nineteenth century; exhibiting the whole of the new buildings, modern improvements, antiquities, & picturesque scenery of the Scottish metropolis & its environs, from original drawings by Mr. T. H. Shepherd. With historical, topographical & critical illustrations [by John Britton]"

Edinburgh from "Modern Athens, displayed in a series of views; or, Edi...

This image has been taken from scan 000055 from "Modern Athens, displayed in a series of views; or, Edinburgh in the nineteenth century; exhibiting the whole of the new buildings, modern improvements, antiquiti... more

Craigmillar Castle from "Modern Athens, displayed in a series of views; or, Edinburgh in the nineteenth century; exhibiting the whole of the new buildings, modern improvements, antiquities, & picturesque scenery of the Scottish metropolis & its environs, from original drawings by Mr. T. H. Shepherd. With historical, topographical & critical illustrations [by John Britton]"

Craigmillar Castle from "Modern Athens, displayed in a series of views...

This image has been taken from scan 000179 from "Modern Athens, displayed in a series of views; or, Edinburgh in the nineteenth century; exhibiting the whole of the new buildings, modern improvements, antiquiti... more

bridge from "Modern Athens, displayed in a series of views; or, Edinburgh in the nineteenth century; exhibiting the whole of the new buildings, modern improvements, antiquities, & picturesque scenery of the Scottish metropolis & its environs, from original drawings by Mr. T. H. Shepherd. With historical, topographical & critical illustrations [by John Britton]"

bridge from "Modern Athens, displayed in a series of views; or, Edinbu...

This image has been taken from scan 000340 from "Modern Athens, displayed in a series of views; or, Edinburgh in the nineteenth century; exhibiting the whole of the new buildings, modern improvements, antiquiti... more

near Aberfeldy from "Modern Athens, displayed in a series of views; or, Edinburgh in the nineteenth century; exhibiting the whole of the new buildings, modern improvements, antiquities, & picturesque scenery of the Scottish metropolis & its environs, from original drawings by Mr. T. H. Shepherd. With historical, topographical & critical illustrations [by John Britton]"

near Aberfeldy from "Modern Athens, displayed in a series of views; or...

This image has been taken from scan 000292 from "Modern Athens, displayed in a series of views; or, Edinburgh in the nineteenth century; exhibiting the whole of the new buildings, modern improvements, antiquiti... more

Calton Hill from "Modern Athens, displayed in a series of views; or, Edinburgh in the nineteenth century; exhibiting the whole of the new buildings, modern improvements, antiquities, & picturesque scenery of the Scottish metropolis & its environs, from original drawings by Mr. T. H. Shepherd. With historical, topographical & critical illustrations [by John Britton]"

Calton Hill from "Modern Athens, displayed in a series of views; or, E...

This image has been taken from scan 000148 from "Modern Athens, displayed in a series of views; or, Edinburgh in the nineteenth century; exhibiting the whole of the new buildings, modern improvements, antiquiti... more

Castle Island, Loch Leven, near Kinross, Scotland from "Modern Athens, displayed in a series of views; or, Edinburgh in the nineteenth century; exhibiting the whole of the new buildings, modern improvements, antiquities, & picturesque scenery of the Scottish metropolis & its environs, from original drawings by Mr. T. H. Shepherd. With historical, topographical & critical illustrations [by John Britton]"

Castle Island, Loch Leven, near Kinross, Scotland from "Modern Athens,...

This image has been taken from scan 000188 from "Modern Athens, displayed in a series of views; or, Edinburgh in the nineteenth century; exhibiting the whole of the new buildings, modern improvements, antiquiti... more

Edinburgh from "Modern Athens, displayed in a series of views; or, Edinburgh in the nineteenth century; exhibiting the whole of the new buildings, modern improvements, antiquities, & picturesque scenery of the Scottish metropolis & its environs, from original drawings by Mr. T. H. Shepherd. With historical, topographical & critical illustrations [by John Britton]"

Edinburgh from "Modern Athens, displayed in a series of views; or, Edi...

This image has been taken from scan 000195 from "Modern Athens, displayed in a series of views; or, Edinburgh in the nineteenth century; exhibiting the whole of the new buildings, modern improvements, antiquiti... more

Edinburgh Academy from "Modern Athens, displayed in a series of views; or, Edinburgh in the nineteenth century; exhibiting the whole of the new buildings, modern improvements, antiquities, & picturesque scenery of the Scottish metropolis & its environs, from original drawings by Mr. T. H. Shepherd. With historical, topographical & critical illustrations [by John Britton]"

Edinburgh Academy from "Modern Athens, displayed in a series of views;...

This image has been taken from scan 000161 from "Modern Athens, displayed in a series of views; or, Edinburgh in the nineteenth century; exhibiting the whole of the new buildings, modern improvements, antiquiti... more

Edinburgh from "Modern Athens, displayed in a series of views; or, Edinburgh in the nineteenth century; exhibiting the whole of the new buildings, modern improvements, antiquities, & picturesque scenery of the Scottish metropolis & its environs, from original drawings by Mr. T. H. Shepherd. With historical, topographical & critical illustrations [by John Britton]"

Edinburgh from "Modern Athens, displayed in a series of views; or, Edi...

This image has been taken from scan 000198 from "Modern Athens, displayed in a series of views; or, Edinburgh in the nineteenth century; exhibiting the whole of the new buildings, modern improvements, antiquiti... more

Kenmount from "Modern Athens, displayed in a series of views; or, Edinburgh in the nineteenth century; exhibiting the whole of the new buildings, modern improvements, antiquities, & picturesque scenery of the Scottish metropolis & its environs, from original drawings by Mr. T. H. Shepherd. With historical, topographical & critical illustrations [by John Britton]"

Kenmount from "Modern Athens, displayed in a series of views; or, Edin...

This image has been taken from scan 000252 from "Modern Athens, displayed in a series of views; or, Edinburgh in the nineteenth century; exhibiting the whole of the new buildings, modern improvements, antiquiti... more

Selkirk from "Modern Athens, displayed in a series of views; or, Edinburgh in the nineteenth century; exhibiting the whole of the new buildings, modern improvements, antiquities, & picturesque scenery of the Scottish metropolis & its environs, from original drawings by Mr. T. H. Shepherd. With historical, topographical & critical illustrations [by John Britton]"

Selkirk from "Modern Athens, displayed in a series of views; or, Edinb...

This image has been taken from scan 000224 from "Modern Athens, displayed in a series of views; or, Edinburgh in the nineteenth century; exhibiting the whole of the new buildings, modern improvements, antiquiti... more

Aberdeenshire from "Modern Athens, displayed in a series of views; or, Edinburgh in the nineteenth century; exhibiting the whole of the new buildings, modern improvements, antiquities, & picturesque scenery of the Scottish metropolis & its environs, from original drawings by Mr. T. H. Shepherd. With historical, topographical & critical illustrations [by John Britton]"

Aberdeenshire from "Modern Athens, displayed in a series of views; or,...

This image has been taken from scan 000210 from "Modern Athens, displayed in a series of views; or, Edinburgh in the nineteenth century; exhibiting the whole of the new buildings, modern improvements, antiquiti... more

Culzean Castle from "Modern Athens, displayed in a series of views; or, Edinburgh in the nineteenth century; exhibiting the whole of the new buildings, modern improvements, antiquities, & picturesque scenery of the Scottish metropolis & its environs, from original drawings by Mr. T. H. Shepherd. With historical, topographical & critical illustrations [by John Britton]"

Culzean Castle from "Modern Athens, displayed in a series of views; or...

This image has been taken from scan 000232 from "Modern Athens, displayed in a series of views; or, Edinburgh in the nineteenth century; exhibiting the whole of the new buildings, modern improvements, antiquiti... more

Renfrewshire from "Modern Athens, displayed in a series of views; or, Edinburgh in the nineteenth century; exhibiting the whole of the new buildings, modern improvements, antiquities, & picturesque scenery of the Scottish metropolis & its environs, from original drawings by Mr. T. H. Shepherd. With historical, topographical & critical illustrations [by John Britton]"

Renfrewshire from "Modern Athens, displayed in a series of views; or, ...

This image has been taken from scan 000280 from "Modern Athens, displayed in a series of views; or, Edinburgh in the nineteenth century; exhibiting the whole of the new buildings, modern improvements, antiquiti... more

Gask from "Modern Athens, displayed in a series of views; or, Edinburgh in the nineteenth century; exhibiting the whole of the new buildings, modern improvements, antiquities, & picturesque scenery of the Scottish metropolis & its environs, from original drawings by Mr. T. H. Shepherd. With historical, topographical & critical illustrations [by John Britton]"

Gask from "Modern Athens, displayed in a series of views; or, Edinburg...

This image has been taken from scan 000332 from "Modern Athens, displayed in a series of views; or, Edinburgh in the nineteenth century; exhibiting the whole of the new buildings, modern improvements, antiquiti... more

Scotland from "Modern Athens, displayed in a series of views; or, Edinburgh in the nineteenth century; exhibiting the whole of the new buildings, modern improvements, antiquities, & picturesque scenery of the Scottish metropolis & its environs, from original drawings by Mr. T. H. Shepherd. With historical, topographical & critical illustrations [by John Britton]"

Scotland from "Modern Athens, displayed in a series of views; or, Edin...

This image has been taken from scan 000256 from "Modern Athens, displayed in a series of views; or, Edinburgh in the nineteenth century; exhibiting the whole of the new buildings, modern improvements, antiquiti... more

Murthly from "Modern Athens, displayed in a series of views; or, Edinburgh in the nineteenth century; exhibiting the whole of the new buildings, modern improvements, antiquities, & picturesque scenery of the Scottish metropolis & its environs, from original drawings by Mr. T. H. Shepherd. With historical, topographical & critical illustrations [by John Britton]"

Murthly from "Modern Athens, displayed in a series of views; or, Edinb...

This image has been taken from scan 000288 from "Modern Athens, displayed in a series of views; or, Edinburgh in the nineteenth century; exhibiting the whole of the new buildings, modern improvements, antiquiti... more

engraving from "Modern Athens, displayed in a series of views; or, Edinburgh in the nineteenth century; exhibiting the whole of the new buildings, modern improvements, antiquities, & picturesque scenery of the Scottish metropolis & its environs, from original drawings by Mr. T. H. Shepherd. With historical, topographical & critical illustrations [by John Britton]"

engraving from "Modern Athens, displayed in a series of views; or, Edi...

This image has been taken from scan 000300 from "Modern Athens, displayed in a series of views; or, Edinburgh in the nineteenth century; exhibiting the whole of the new buildings, modern improvements, antiquiti... more

Edinburgh Castle from "Modern Athens, displayed in a series of views; or, Edinburgh in the nineteenth century; exhibiting the whole of the new buildings, modern improvements, antiquities, & picturesque scenery of the Scottish metropolis & its environs, from original drawings by Mr. T. H. Shepherd. With historical, topographical & critical illustrations [by John Britton]"

Edinburgh Castle from "Modern Athens, displayed in a series of views; ...

This image has been taken from scan 000009 from "Modern Athens, displayed in a series of views; or, Edinburgh in the nineteenth century; exhibiting the whole of the new buildings, modern improvements, antiquiti... more

Kilgraston from "Modern Athens, displayed in a series of views; or, Edinburgh in the nineteenth century; exhibiting the whole of the new buildings, modern improvements, antiquities, & picturesque scenery of the Scottish metropolis & its environs, from original drawings by Mr. T. H. Shepherd. With historical, topographical & critical illustrations [by John Britton]"

Kilgraston from "Modern Athens, displayed in a series of views; or, Ed...

This image has been taken from scan 000308 from "Modern Athens, displayed in a series of views; or, Edinburgh in the nineteenth century; exhibiting the whole of the new buildings, modern improvements, antiquiti... more

St Cuthbert's Church, Edinburgh from "Modern Athens, displayed in a series of views; or, Edinburgh in the nineteenth century; exhibiting the whole of the new buildings, modern improvements, antiquities, & picturesque scenery of the Scottish metropolis & its environs, from original drawings by Mr. T. H. Shepherd. With historical, topographical & critical illustrations [by John Britton]"

St Cuthbert's Church, Edinburgh from "Modern Athens, displayed in a se...

This image has been taken from scan 000145 from "Modern Athens, displayed in a series of views; or, Edinburgh in the nineteenth century; exhibiting the whole of the new buildings, modern improvements, antiquiti... more

North Bridge from "Modern Athens, displayed in a series of views; or, Edinburgh in the nineteenth century; exhibiting the whole of the new buildings, modern improvements, antiquities, & picturesque scenery of the Scottish metropolis & its environs, from original drawings by Mr. T. H. Shepherd. With historical, topographical & critical illustrations [by John Britton]"

North Bridge from "Modern Athens, displayed in a series of views; or, ...

This image has been taken from scan 000150 from "Modern Athens, displayed in a series of views; or, Edinburgh in the nineteenth century; exhibiting the whole of the new buildings, modern improvements, antiquiti... more

Duns from "Modern Athens, displayed in a series of views; or, Edinburgh in the nineteenth century; exhibiting the whole of the new buildings, modern improvements, antiquities, & picturesque scenery of the Scottish metropolis & its environs, from original drawings by Mr. T. H. Shepherd. With historical, topographical & critical illustrations [by John Britton]"

Duns from "Modern Athens, displayed in a series of views; or, Edinburg...

This image has been taken from scan 000244 from "Modern Athens, displayed in a series of views; or, Edinburgh in the nineteenth century; exhibiting the whole of the new buildings, modern improvements, antiquiti... more

Greyfriars Kirk from "Modern Athens, displayed in a series of views; or, Edinburgh in the nineteenth century; exhibiting the whole of the new buildings, modern improvements, antiquities, & picturesque scenery of the Scottish metropolis & its environs, from original drawings by Mr. T. H. Shepherd. With historical, topographical & critical illustrations [by John Britton]"

Greyfriars Kirk from "Modern Athens, displayed in a series of views; o...

This image has been taken from scan 000182 from "Modern Athens, displayed in a series of views; or, Edinburgh in the nineteenth century; exhibiting the whole of the new buildings, modern improvements, antiquiti... more

Roseneath from "Modern Athens, displayed in a series of views; or, Edinburgh in the nineteenth century; exhibiting the whole of the new buildings, modern improvements, antiquities, & picturesque scenery of the Scottish metropolis & its environs, from original drawings by Mr. T. H. Shepherd. With historical, topographical & critical illustrations [by John Britton]"

Roseneath from "Modern Athens, displayed in a series of views; or, Edi...

This image has been taken from scan 000248 from "Modern Athens, displayed in a series of views; or, Edinburgh in the nineteenth century; exhibiting the whole of the new buildings, modern improvements, antiquiti... more

oldest museum in Scotland from "Modern Athens, displayed in a series of views; or, Edinburgh in the nineteenth century; exhibiting the whole of the new buildings, modern improvements, antiquities, & picturesque scenery of the Scottish metropolis & its environs, from original drawings by Mr. T. H. Shepherd. With historical, topographical & critical illustrations [by John Britton]"

oldest museum in Scotland from "Modern Athens, displayed in a series o...

This image has been taken from scan 000185 from "Modern Athens, displayed in a series of views; or, Edinburgh in the nineteenth century; exhibiting the whole of the new buildings, modern improvements, antiquiti... more

Meggernie Castle from "Modern Athens, displayed in a series of views; or, Edinburgh in the nineteenth century; exhibiting the whole of the new buildings, modern improvements, antiquities, & picturesque scenery of the Scottish metropolis & its environs, from original drawings by Mr. T. H. Shepherd. With historical, topographical & critical illustrations [by John Britton]"

Meggernie Castle from "Modern Athens, displayed in a series of views; ...

This image has been taken from scan 000296 from "Modern Athens, displayed in a series of views; or, Edinburgh in the nineteenth century; exhibiting the whole of the new buildings, modern improvements, antiquiti... more

North Bridge from "Modern Athens, displayed in a series of views; or, Edinburgh in the nineteenth century; exhibiting the whole of the new buildings, modern improvements, antiquities, & picturesque scenery of the Scottish metropolis & its environs, from original drawings by Mr. T. H. Shepherd. With historical, topographical & critical illustrations [by John Britton]"

North Bridge from "Modern Athens, displayed in a series of views; or, ...

This image has been taken from scan 000081 from "Modern Athens, displayed in a series of views; or, Edinburgh in the nineteenth century; exhibiting the whole of the new buildings, modern improvements, antiquiti... more

Lindertis from "Modern Athens, displayed in a series of views; or, Edinburgh in the nineteenth century; exhibiting the whole of the new buildings, modern improvements, antiquities, & picturesque scenery of the Scottish metropolis & its environs, from original drawings by Mr. T. H. Shepherd. With historical, topographical & critical illustrations [by John Britton]"

Lindertis from "Modern Athens, displayed in a series of views; or, Edi...

This image has been taken from scan 000364 from "Modern Athens, displayed in a series of views; or, Edinburgh in the nineteenth century; exhibiting the whole of the new buildings, modern improvements, antiquiti... more

edinburgh from "Report relative to proposed improvements on the earthen mound, etc. [With an appendix and plates.]"

edinburgh from "Report relative to proposed improvements on the earthe...

This image has been taken from scan 000021 from "Report relative to proposed improvements on the earthen mound, etc. [With an appendix and plates.]". The title and subject terms of this image have been generate... more

edinburgh from "Report relative to proposed improvements on the earthen mound, etc. [With an appendix and plates.]"

edinburgh from "Report relative to proposed improvements on the earthe...

This image has been taken from scan 000023 from "Report relative to proposed improvements on the earthen mound, etc. [With an appendix and plates.]". The title and subject terms of this image have been generate... more

Edinburgh from "The Topographical, Statistical, and Historical Gazetteer of Scotland"

Edinburgh from "The Topographical, Statistical, and Historical Gazette...

This image has been taken from scan 000149 from volume 02 of "The Topographical, Statistical, and Historical Gazetteer of Scotland". The title and subject terms of this image have been generated from tags, crea... more

Kenneth Macleay

Kenneth Macleay

Hill and Adamson (British, active 1843–1848)

Bonaly Towers. Home of Lord Cockburn

Bonaly Towers. Home of Lord Cockburn

Hill and Adamson (British, active 1843–1848)

James Aytoun

James Aytoun

Hill and Adamson (British, active 1843–1848)

Sir William Allan, P.R.S.A.

Sir William Allan, P.R.S.A.

Hill and Adamson (British, active 1843–1848)

Dr. Jabez Bunting

Dr. Jabez Bunting

Hill and Adamson (British, active 1843–1848)

"Cookie" Miller

"Cookie" Miller

Hill and Adamson (British, active 1843–1848)

Mr. and Mrs. John Thomson

Mr. and Mrs. John Thomson

Hill and Adamson (British, active 1843–1848)

Robert Dundas Cay

Robert Dundas Cay

Hill and Adamson (British, active 1843–1848)

[Man]

[Man]

Hill and Adamson (British, active 1843–1848)

Lane and Lewis / Lane and Redding

Lane and Lewis / Lane and Redding

Hill and Adamson (British, active 1843–1848)

[Man]

[Man]

Hill and Adamson (British, active 1843–1848)

Fisher Lassies

Fisher Lassies

Hill and Adamson (British, active 1843–1848)

The 42nd Gordon Highlanders, Edinburgh Castle

The 42nd Gordon Highlanders, Edinburgh Castle

Hill and Adamson (British, active 1843–1848)

William Etty, R.A.

William Etty, R.A.

Hill and Adamson (British, active 1843–1848)

The Misses McCandlish

The Misses McCandlish

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Rev. Mr. Smith of Borgue

Rev. Mr. Smith of Borgue

Hill and Adamson (British, active 1843–1848)

[Unidentified Man]

[Unidentified Man]

Hill and Adamson (British, active 1843–1848)

[Man]

[Man]

Hill and Adamson (British, active 1843–1848)

William Leighton Leitch

William Leighton Leitch

Hill and Adamson (British, active 1843–1848)

Sir Charles Lyell - Geologist

Sir Charles Lyell - Geologist

Hill and Adamson (British, active 1843–1848)

Unidentified Woman

Unidentified Woman

Hill and Adamson (British, active 1843–1848)

Edinburgh.  The Scott Monument

Edinburgh. The Scott Monument

Hill and Adamson (British, active 1843–1848)

David Roberts

David Roberts

Hill and Adamson (British, active 1843–1848)

Tree at Colinton

Tree at Colinton

Hill and Adamson (British, active 1843–1848)

Rev. Dr. Keith

Rev. Dr. Keith

Hill and Adamson (British, active 1843–1848)

Edinburgh. Greyfriars' Churchyard

Edinburgh. Greyfriars' Churchyard

Hill and Adamson (British, active 1843–1848)