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Aerial oblique view of Salisbury, 1600, c.1914

Identifier: Coll-1167/A/5/9

Scope and Contents

This appears to be an aerial oblique view, enlarged from a section of larger map, which seems to have been of around 1600 (dated by artisan-mannerist strapwork cartouche). Not to scale. Shows regular, more or less gridiron lay-out of town which was established on a virgin site in the 12th century, by Bishop de la Poer. This plan shows canals not yet filled in, quintain in Market square, and Market house."


  • Creation: c.1914

Biographical / Historical

1998 catalogue refers to Miss L.M. Hardy's Survey of Salisbury, referred to in Geddes, P., Cities in Evolution (1915), p. 335.


1 plan : Charcoal or chalk drawing ; 171.45 x 209 cms

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Linen backed paper.

Other Finding Aids

Original Exhibit in The Cities and Town Planning Exhibition 1910 (denoted by "C" in the 1998 printed catalogue).

Previous reference


Stock Check (2016-2020)


Repository Details

Part of the University of Edinburgh Library Heritage Collections Repository

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