Antique Map Auction Sale No. 127 - closed 2/25/2009
Great bird's-eye plan displaying Moscow situated at the junction of the Moskva and Neglinnaya Rivers, which form a moat protecting all but the northeast flank of the Kremlin. The map shows the Kremlin and old city, Kitay-gorod, at center. These are surrounded by successive rings of fortifications in an elegant and superbly well-protected metropolis. The plan is ornamented with a coat of arms, simple compass rose and a key to the numbered features, quarters and buildings. This map has been trimmed nearly to neatline and mounted on a sheet of eighteenth century paper for inclusion in a composite atlas with the map number in manuscript in the upper right corner of the blank margin.