Auction 122, Lot 615

"Moscva", Merian, Matthaus

Subject: Moscow, Russia

Period: 1695 (circa)

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Color: Black & White

Size:
14 x 10.8 inches
35.6 x 27.4 cm

Great bird's-eye plan displaying 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.

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Condition: B+

Near fine save for a couple of light spots.

Estimate: $450 - $600

Sold for: $900

Closed on 12/5/2007

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