Detail from James Gordon's 'Edinodunensis
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This map of Edinburgh in 1647 shows the cramped living conditions in the city, which contributed to the rapid spread of the plague during the 1645 outbreak.
The map covers the view from Edinburgh Castle to Holyrood Palace. It was created by James Gordon (1615?-1686), a minister and topographer, and engraved by Frederick de Witt (1629-1706) from Amsterdam.
This item was on show in 'Plague!', our exhibition on Scotland's history of disease, which ran at the National Library from 11 December 2015 to 29 May 2016.