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A striking plan of Edinburgh, with an inset view of Edinburgh Castle. Seventeen buildings and structures of the city are shown along the bottom of the map. This is one of the most detailed town plans of Edinburgh to have appeared in a 19th-century English atlas.

The plan shows Edinburgh from Arthur's Seat to the Water of Leith depicting the heart of Edinburgh in extensive detail. The regularly constructed buildings of New Town are overlooked by the more medieval constructions of the Old Town to the south. Few street names or buildings have changed since the making of this map, meaning that contemporary Edinburgh is easily recognizable in this map. A couple of changes are notable, "North Lock" is now Princess Street Gardens, "Hope Park" has become The Meadows, and the building labeled simply as "College" now houses Edinburgh University's law school.

The buildings aligned along the bottom of the map include the Observatory (still located at Calton Hill), Nelson's Monument, St. John's Chapel, St. George's Church, Holyrood House, and Calton Jail (all of which remains is the Governor's House and temporarily considered as a location for the First Minister's residence). This all makes for a great map of Edinburgh.

E. Turrell was the engraver.