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AINSLIE, John


Plan of the Old and New Town of Edinburgh and Leith, with the proposed docks.
[Edinburgh] Sold by Mrs. Ainslie, Hanover Street, T. Brown, A. Constable & Co., P. Hill, Edinb., Coke & Reid, Leith, and W. Faden, Geographer to the King, Charing Cross, London. Published according to Act of Parliament, June 20th 1804.

Large engraved map, overall114 x 79 cm. with original outline and partial wash hand-colouring. Printed on two sheets, repaired, joined and backed onto linen. Scale of c. 14 inches to the mile. Some dust soiling, minor abrasions with loss towards top left with one more significant 4x4 cm. patch loss at outer margin in same area and through the Leith key top right. Margins where abraded profesionally restored. Some spotting towards the bottom.Withal still a most attractive map.

John Ainslie (1745-1828) was a prolific surveyor, cartographer, engraver and publisher of maps and plans of both Scotland and English Counties.
This is the second state of the map (the first had the imprint "Sold by Archibald Constable and Company Edinburgh and W. Faden Geographer to the King Charing Cross London").
The full title reads "To the Right Honourable the Lord Provost, Magistrates and Council of the City of Edinburgh, this Plan of the Old and New town of Edinburgh and Leith with the proposed docks is most humbly inscribed by their obedient servant John Ainslie, Land-Surveyor. Engraved by the Surveyor and John Craig his assistant "
Quite rare.

Price £ 1750.00
Stock Code 49517
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