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Auction 115, Lot 562

"Moscva", Merian, Matthaus

Subject: Moscow, Russia

Period: 1640 (circa)

Publication: Neuwe Archontologia cosmica

Color: Hand Color

13.8 x 10.6 inches
35.1 x 26.9 cm

Great bird's eye plan displays 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+

Estimate: $600 - $700

Sold for: $500

Closed on 6/21/2006