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Auction 118, Lot 701

"Moscow",

Subject: Russia, Moscow

Period: 1935 (circa)

Publication:

Color: Printed Color

Size:
33.5 x 22.8 inches
85.1 x 57.9 cm

An uncommon and brightly colored bird's eye view of the city with the Kremlin at center. This tourist map is in English, with names written phonetically and aided by the note "Ploshchad - square, Ulitsa - street, Pereulok - lane, Most - bridge". It details the city, naming all streets. At right is an extensive table that names and locates via coordinates 97 important buildings and monuments, tourist sites, theatres, museums, hotels, and railroad stations. Laid in is a small "Map of the Moscow Metro (Subway)" showing the first routes opened about 1936, helping to date the map. Folds into pictorial wrappers, 4 x 8.5", showing the area around the Kremlin and titled "Moscow Pictorial Street-Map." Map by Michael Getmanski, Moscow. Published by Intourist. Founded in 1929 by Joseph Stalin, Intourist managed nearly all tourist travel within the Soviet Union. Printed in the Soviet Union. We find no references or prior sales to this rare tourist ephemeral item from the early Communist Soviet Union.

References:

Condition: A

The map is near fine with no flaws, but the cover is rubbed on the spine resulting in two splits along the spine.

Estimate: $100 - $200

Sold for: $230

Closed on 3/6/2007

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