A selection of historic maps illustrating the development of Edinburgh, and the key historic values of the World Heritage Site.
World Heritage Site map
The boundary of the Old and New Towns of Edinburgh World Heritage Site.
Kay's plan of 1836
This map clearly shows the contrasting street plans of the Old and New Towns.
Edgar's map of Edinburgh 1742
A map drawn by architect William Edgar in 1742, showing Edinburgh as it was at the time of the Jacobite Rebellion led by Bonnie Prince Charlie.
Edinburgh map 1575
An early map of Edinburgh drawn during the sixteenth century.
James Craig's New Town Plan 1767
The final plan for Edinburgh's New Town.