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Panorama of Edinburgh from Calton Hill

 Fonds — Folder: Coll-1092 (E2006.22)
Identifier: Coll-1092

Scope and Contents

This is an incomplete non-aqua-tinted version of the earliest panorama view - and a modest panorama. The panorama is composed of only four of the full collection of a six part set.

The panorama shows (when the parts are laid adjacent to each other, and from right to left):

  1. - Calton Hill, and the Observatory there, looking east towards Berwick Law and the Forth estuary
  2. - Towards Leith, fields, to the Forth, and across to Fife
  3. - Top end of what is today Leith Walk, across to the Inverlieth area, the Forth, and across to Fife
  4. - (not included in the set)
  5. - High Street from Tron Church to the edge of Holyrood Park, looking south
  6. - (not included in the set)


  • Creation: 1789-1790


4 engravings

Panorama of Edinburgh from Calton Hill, by Robert Barker (1739-1806)
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Repository Details

Part of the University of Edinburgh Library Heritage Collections Repository

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