engraved panorama with original hand-colouring, heightened with gum-arabic, on six sheets, linen-backed, surface dust to left and right end margins, occasional light finger mark in other margins, engraved city plan (115 x 175 mm.) mounted on verso of right end panel, a leporello (folding concertina-style) in original publisher’s pictorial upper and lower boards, edges a little worn, 7pp descriptive text, titled ‘Panoramic View of Edinburgh’ mounted inside lower cover, oblong 8vo.,
Edinburgh, A Complete View of The City and Environs,
as seen in a walk round the Calton Hill,
London and Edinburgh, Ackermann & Co.; and J. Menzies, 1848.
a beautifully coloured, and compact, folding panorama of Edinburgh, the Athens of the North, presented in six continuous panels, each view separately described in the 7-page booklet bound in at the back. The highly detailed plan, mounted behind the end panel, lists 120 places of interest. This appears to be a rare second edition of an already scarce panorama, originally published in January, 1847, by Ackermann & Co. and B.F. Lloyd, updated on the pictorial covers to October, 1848, still by Ackermann, but now with J. Menzies,.