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There are two monuments in this view of Edinburgh from Calton Hill, though neither of them is the Burns’ Monument as Finberg suggested.1 The nearest structure at the left of the page is the 1826 monument to John Playfair, with, to the right, a corner of the Royal Observatory. To the left, a hundred metres away to the west-south-west, is the Dugald Stewart Monument. Further down the hill at the bottom left of the page is the Governor’s House of Calton Gaol, and Edinburgh Castle dominates the skyline at the centre of the page with the spires of St Giles’s Cathedral and the Tron Kirk to the left.
Finberg 1909, II, p.867.