Old Map of Edinburgh in 1853, a rare colour map by W.B. Clarke and published by George Cox
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This rare, colour map of central Edinburgh was drawn by W.B. Clarke and published by George Cox in 1853. If you would like a custom version of this map focusing on just a few streets, please contact us.
Like many old cities, you can see that central Edinburgh hasn't fundamentally changed in at least 150 years! The central area of Queen Street, George Street and Princes Street has already been laid down. Obviously Calton Hill and Arthurs Seat haven't moved.
Even the Edinburgh and Glasgow railway already exists with the central city Canal Street station - a street and station that no longer exists, instead replaced by Edinburgh Waverley.
The Water of Leith is coloured a lovely blue and wends its way across the left side of the map. A highly detailed engraving of Edinburgh Castle is inset on the left.
A nice touch on this map is that you can see where buildings and streets are scheduled to be built but haven't yet been constructed.
This map would make a lovely gift for anyone who lives in or who has Edinburgh close to their heart.
You can order the map itself, or you can order a framed version. The frame is a nice, simple black frame that really makes our maps pop out when on a wall.
If you are not happy with your unique map for any reason, contact me for a no-quibble refund.
I am very confident you will like your old map. I have been doing this since 1984 and I'm a 5-star Etsy seller with 1000s of sales and reviews.
This is the cheapest place to buy my maps online.
I use a unique process to restore my maps that is massively time consuming and labour intensive. Hunting down the original maps can take months. I use state of the art and eye-wateringly expensive technology to scan and restore the maps. As a result, I guarantee my maps are a cut above the rest - that's why I can offer a no-quibble refund.
Almost all of my maps look amazing at large sizes (200cm, 6.5ft+) and I can frame and deliver them to you as well, via special oversized courier. Contact me to discuss your specific needs.