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This selection of illustrations of Edinburgh and surrounding districts has been derived from brightly coloured prints published by Thomas Nelson in 1897.
The original images were prepared using the process of Chromolithography which required numerous lithographic stones, one for each colour.
The incredible level of detail shown in the pictures suggests that the original views were captured on photographic plates. The final result of this complex process was a collection of prints showing vivid colours and subtle shading far in advance of anything which could be created with the photographic techniques of the time.

View of Edinburgh Old Town from Princes Street Gardens

View of Old Town from Princes Street Gardens


View of Edinburgh Castle from Grassmarket

View of Edinburgh Castle from Grassmarket


St Giles cathedral, Edinburgh

St Giles Cathedral, High Street


Tolbooth, Canongate, Edinburgh

Tolbooth, Canongate


John Knox's House, High Street, Edinburgh

John Knox's House, High Street, Edinburgh


View of Holyrood Palace and Arthurs Seat

View of Holyrood Palace and Arthurs Seat


Holyrood Palace and Courtyard

Holyrood Palace and Courtyard


Interior of Holyrood Chapel

Interior of Holyrood Chapel


View of Edinburgh from Castle

View of Edinburgh from Castle


View of Edinburgh from Calton Hill

View of Edinburgh from Calton Hill


View of the west end of Princes Street

View of the west end of Princes Street


Princes Street and the Scott Monument

View of Princes Street and the Scott Monument looking east


View of Princes street looking west

View of Princes street looking west


View of east end of Princes Street, Edinburgh

View of east end of Princes Street with Post Office to the right


View of Edinburgh from Arthurs Seat

View of Edinburgh from Arthurs Seat


View of Edinburgh and Water of Leith from Dean Bridge

View of Edinburgh and Water of Leith from Dean Bridge


Forth Railway Bridge

Forth Railway Bridge


View of Edinburgh from Firth of Forth

View of Edinburgh from Firth of Forth


Craigmillar Castle

Craigmillar Castle


Roslin Castle

Roslin Castle


Roslin Chapel

Roslin Chapel


View of Hawthornden overlooking gorge at Water of Leith

View of Hawthornden Castle overlooking River North Esk


View of Edinburgh and Firth of Forth from Craigmillar Castle

View of Edinburgh and Firth of Forth from Craigmillar Castle


  
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