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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.

The map clearly shows the distinctive pattern of closes and wynds, creating what is often described as a herring bone shape. Some key city landmarks are shown which no longer exist, such as the Luckenbooth shops next to St. Giles' Cathedral, and the Netherbow Gate which marked the entrance to the city.

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