Edinburgh: Mapping the City

By Chris Fleet, Daniel MacCannell

Format: Hardback

An accessible, enjoyable, attractive and browsable history of Edinburgh as seen through maps, that will appeal to all those with an interest in Edinburgh and Scottish history.

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Birlinn Limited

Birlinn publishes mostly non-fiction books, ranging from biography to history, military history and Scottish interest. Their imprints, Polygon Books, Arena Sport Books and John Donald Books, publish a wide variety of genres including culture, literary fiction, poetry and sports.

Product Description


Maps can tell much about the story of a place that traditional histories fail to communicate. This is particularly true of Edinburgh, one of the most visually stunning cities in the world and a place rich in historical and cultural associations. This lavishly illustrated book features 71 maps of Edinburgh which have been selected for the particular stories they reveal about the political, commercial and social life of Scotland and her capital. Many are reproduced in book form for the first time. Together, they present a fascinating insight into how Edinburgh has changed and developed over the last 500 years, and will appeal to all those with an interest in Edinburgh and Scottish history, as well as anyone interested in urban history, architectural history, town planning or the history of cartography.

Additional Information

Additional Information

Format Hardback
Imprint Birlinn Limited
Publication Date 14 Oct 2014
ISBN 9781780272450
Number of Pages 303

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'With remarkable talent and clarity, Fleet and MacCannell show maps to be much more than just items of use to find your way around. Together, they tell the tantalizing story of Edinburgh and of the people who made it into what it is today'

'Perfect gift'

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