Auction 112, Lot 531

"Moscva", Merian, Matthaus

Subject: Moscow, Russia

Period: 1640 (circa)


Color: Hand Color

13.8 x 10.6 inches
35.1 x 26.9 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 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 shown.


Condition: A

Margins professionally extended all around to better accommodate framing.

Estimate: $550 - $600

Sold for: $1,100

Closed on 9/28/2005