Aeneas Macpherson South View of St Giles, Edinburgh Dated 1799


Nationality Scottish

There is little known about the amateur Scottish printmaker Aeneas Macpherson. In 1789 he self-published a collection of engravings of Edinburgh views under the title Edina Delineata: Picturesque perspective views of the public and remarkable buildings etc. in the City of Edinburgh and it’s environs. With an account descriptive and historic, accompanying each view. Designed, drawn, engraved and written by Aeneas Macpherson Esq. In 1816 Macpherson also contributed two engraved illustrations for The New Picture of Edinburgh (published 1818).