The History of Leith

July 29, 2007

Maps of Leith in the 16th century

This map was done in approximately 1530 and is based on the memory of Alexander Alesius who left Scotland because of his Protestant beliefs. The map appears in the Cosmologue of approximately 1550

The map below is Leith in 1573 and is the rhs of the map of the Siege of Edinburgh Castle which took place in that year

this is the lhs of the same map

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