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ANTIQUE MAP : EDIMBOURG.

MANESSON-MALLET, Allain, 1630-1706 : EDIMBOURG.

[Frankfurt : 1685]. A striking antique print offering a pleasant panoramic image of seventeenth-century Edinburgh – from the French mathematician, engineer and surveyor Allain Manesson-Mallet. Originally produced for Mallet’s "Description de l'Univers" (Paris : 1683) and here in a slightly later impression produced for the German edition, published as "Beschreibung des Gantzen Welt-Kreisses" (Frankfurt : 1684-1685).
Copper line engraving on paper. Later hand colour. Engraved surface 155 x 104mm (approx. 6-1/8” x 4-1/8”). A few slight marks to outer blank margins, but overall in very good and clean state. A guaranteed genuine antique print.

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ANTIQUE MAP: EDINBURGH & LEITH.

SWANSTON, George Heriot, fl.1841-1860 : EDINBURGH & LEITH.

London & Edinburgh : A. Fullarton & Co., 1852. An attractive and delicately engraved plan of Edinburgh and Leith in the mid nineteenth century. Drawn and engraved by the Edinburgh engraver George Heriot Swanston and originally produced for Fullarton’s serially published "A Gazetteer of the World" (1850-1856).
Steel line engraving on paper. Original outline hand colour. Engraved surface 130 x 160mm (approx. 9” x 6-1/4”). A couple of tiny marks, faint corner crease not affecting image, but overall in very good and clean state. A guaranteed genuine antique map.

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