Record

Reference numberMOB/064
LevelItem
TitleHenry James's Model of Arthur's seat
ArtistOrdinance Survey of Great Britain
Date1856
DescriptionThree dimensional relief map of Arthur's Seat, Edinburgh, Scotland, showing the contours of the extinct volcano and several bodies of water including Dunstapie Loch and Duddingston Loch. Three red lines have been drawn onto the model’s surface, intersecting at the highest point of the Seat. A simple four-point compass rose also visible, upper right. Enclosed in an ebonised wooden box, the upper side glazed, with the numerals ‘1900-126’ painted in white on the lower edge.
Extent1 artefact
FormatArtefact
MaterialsPlaster, ink, wood, glass
Dimensionsh 199 x w 319 x d 47 mm [box]
Access statusOpen
ProvenancePresented by Henry James, 1856, to accompany his paper ‘On the deflections of the plumb-line at Arthur’s Seat, and on the mean specific gravity of the Earth’, Transactions of the Royal Society, v.146 , 1856
URL descriptionDigital version available on The Royal Society Picture Library
URLhttps://pictures.royalsociety.org/image-rs-12474
Fellows associated with this archive
CodeNameDates
NA2879James; Sir; Henry (1803 - 1877); surveyor1803 - 1877
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