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A view of Edinburgh, 1808, c 1914

 Item — Box: PC6/2
Identifier: Coll-1167/B/25/5

Scope and Contents

Large coloured print. "J.F. Staveley delin. J. Black fecit. London, published March 1st, 1808." A completely idealised and imaginary picture showing Arthur Seat, an extraordinary "interpretation " of Holyrood Palace, and, on the left, part of the Calton Hill with a building at the top of the cliff. Two figures and three cows in the foreground. Five other figures behind. Inscription reads: "To Her Royal Highness The Duchess of York. This plate is with permission Dedicated by Her Royal Highness's most Dedicated and Obed!Humble Servant JOHN FRANĀ§. STAVELEY." Note on back: "Thin 2 Feb. 1950" Number in pencil on front, bottom left hand corner: 410; on back: "66695".

Dates

  • c 1914

Language of Materials

From the Fonds: English

French

Hebrew

Latin

Dutch

Flemish

Extent

1 print ; 58 x 73.25 cms

Stock Check (2016-2020)

Located

Previous reference

A2.158

Repository Details

Part of the Edinburgh University Library Special Collections Repository

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