"Moscva", Merian, Matthaus
Subject: Moscow, Russia
Period: 1640 (circa)
Publication: Neuwe Archontologia cosmica
Color: Hand Color
14 x 10.7 inches
35.6 x 27.2 cm
Great bird's eye plan of 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 a 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 shown.
Old paper repair on centerfold, else fine.