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Cartographer: Braun & Hogenberg
Title: : Edinburg, Edinburgum, Scotia Metropolis
Date: 1581      Size: 18 x 14 inches
Published: Cologne
Description: Early plan of Edinburgh from the very first atlas dedicated solely to city plans,"Civitates Orbis Terrarum" [Cities of the World]. Latin text on verso. Original hand colour.
Map Ref: SCOT1731
Cartographer: Henricus Hondius
Title: : A New Description of the Shyres Lothian and Linlitquo
Date: 1633      Size: 20 x 16 inches
Published: Amsterdam
Description: Beautiful map of Edinburgh and its environs (modern-day Lothian and Linlithgowshire) with a glorious dedication to King James I. French descriptive text on verso. Original hand-colour.
Map Ref: SCOT1714
Cartographer: Jan Jansson
Title: : Provincae Lauden seu Lothien et Linlitouo
Date: 1666      Size: 23 x 18 inches
Published: Amsterdam
Description: Clydesdale to Northberwick. Edinburgh and Coast of Fife. Decorative Cartouche. Latin text on verso. Coloured.
Map Ref: SCOT1022
Cartographer: London Magazine
Title: : A New Map of Edinburgh Shire
Date: 1768      Size: 9 x 7 inches
Published: London
Description: The historic county of Edinburghshire, now divided between Midlothian and the city of Edinburgh. Coloured.
Map Ref: SCOT1661
Cartographer: Capt. Greenvile Collins
Title: : [Leith]
Date: 1785      Size: 22 x 18 inches
Published: London
Description: Coastal survey of the Water of Leith with a prominent plan. A large vignette of the town embellishes the map.
Map Ref: SCOT1491
Cartographer: William Hunter
Title: : Plan of Edinburgh & Leith, Exhibiting all the Present & Intended Improvements
Date: 1828      Size: 20 x 16 inches
Published: Edinburgh
Description: Elegant and scarce map of Edinburgh published during a major period of expansion in the city. Planned developments are drawn in red, and areas proposed for development are in yellow. Original hand-colour.
Map Ref: SCOT1716
Cartographer: SDUK
Title: : The Environs of Edinburgh
Date: 1838      Size: 16 x 12 inches
Published: London
Description: Edinburgh and its environs, including East and West Lothian. Original hand-colour.
Map Ref: SCOT1603
Cartographer: W.S. & J.K. Milne
Title: : Pictorial Plan of Edinburgh
Date: 1845      Size: 22 x 18 inches
Published: Edinburgh
Description: Very unusual separately issued folding pictorial plan of Edinburgh. Original colour. [SL]
Map Ref: SCOT1542
Cartographer: John Tallis
Title: : Edinburgh
Date: 1851      Size: 19 x 14 inches
Published: London
Description: Unusually decorative plan of Victorian Edinburgh with vignettes of the General Assembly Hall, Scott's Monument, the Royal Institution, Holyrood House, and the Burns Monument.
Map Ref: SCOT1745
Cartographer: Archibald Fullarton
Title: : Edinburghshire or Mid Lothian
Date: c. 1860      Size: 7 x 5 inches
Published: Edinburgh & London
Description: The historic county of Edinburghshire, now divided between the city of Edinburgh and Midlothian. Parish boundaries are outlined in red. Original colour.
Map Ref: SCOT1479
Cartographer: Letts & Son
Title: : Plan of Edinburgh
Date: 1883      Size: 17 x 14 inches
Published: London
Description: Edinburgh. City plan marking institutions, transportation routes and topographical information. Printed colour.
Map Ref: SCOT1591
Cartographer: W. & A.K. Johnston
Title: : W. & A. K. Johnston's Plan of Edinburgh
Date: c. 1890      Size: 19 x 24 inches
Published: Edinburgh
Description: Large plan of Edinburgh published by venerable Scottish firm, W. & A. K. Johnston Ltd. Printed colour.
Map Ref: SCOT1765
Cartographer: George Bacon
Title: : Plan of Edinburgh
Date: c. 1895      Size: 18 x 13 inches
Published: London
Description: Edinburgh. Detailed street plan of the city with an index of streets in the right and left margins. Printed colour.
Map Ref: SCOT1750
Cartographer: W. & A.K. Johnston
Title: : Plan of Edinburgh, Leith and Portobello with Suburbs
Date: 1909      Size: 48 x 32 inches
Published: Edinburgh
Description: Splendid folding wall map of Edinburgh in wonderful detail including the outskirts of the city in the early 20th century. Folded.
Map Ref: SCOT1581