Auction 116, Lot 618

"Moscva", Merian, Matthaus

Subject: Moscow, Russia

Period: 1695 (circa)

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Color: Hand Color

Size:
14 x 10.8 inches
35.6 x 27.4 cm

Great bird's eye plan that 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.

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Condition: A

Estimate: $600 - $700

Sold for: $1,500

Closed on 9/20/2006

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